English World Cup winning batsman James Vince has tested positive for COVID 19. He is part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which is slated to begin in the middle of this month. The playoff of PSL will begin from November 14 after canceled early in the year due to COVID 19 pandemic. As a result, he is now doubtful to participate in PSL’s play-off. James Vince tests positive for COVID-19, Joe Denly will replace him at Multan Sultans. Vince was set and excited to play in PSL. However, there’s no chance for him at this moment.

James Vince Tests Positive For COVID-19, Joe Denly Will Replace Him At Multan Sultans

Additionally, James is asymptomatic and he will have a second test for COVID-19 very soon. James will have to stay isolated for 10 days, ESPNcricinfo reported that. It is also widely reported that another Englishman Joe Denly is set to make an appearance in PSL to replace Vince. Vince is also set to participate in the upcoming Big Bash League 2020(BBL2020). However, there’s no problem in participating there as the tournament is almost one month away.

Vince was one of the brightest players in PSL. He managed to score 155 runs in 5 matches early in this year in PSL before the tournament canceled due to the global pandemic. On top of that, this is the second incident of pull out due to COVID 19 before starting the PSL. At first, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad pulled out from the tournament after testing positive for Coronavirus. He was roped in as the replacement for Moeen Ali by PSL table-toppers Multan Sultans. Now, it’s James Vince. Things are not looking good for this tournament.

James Vince Tests Positive For COVID-19, Joe Denly Will Replace Him At Multan Sultans
Denly is set o replace Vince in PSL 5

Now, Joe Denly is set to replace him in the Multan Sultans. Denly is still waiting for his own test result. If comes negative, the Kent all-rounder will fly to Pakistan to join the team. Then, he will have two more tests within 48 hours to get clearance to play for the franchise.

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PSL could be a vital tournament for Denly as he missed out on England squad for the upcoming South Africa tour. He has a great chance to prove his worth and come back to the squad. Moreover, PSL is a well-known tournament for him as he already played for Karachi Kings back in 2018. The four matches only remaining in this year’s PSL edition. The qualifier, two eliminators round, and the final match will be held. The tournament’s second life in 2020 gonna start on November 4 and set to end on November 17 at Karachi.