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Star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has tested positive for coronavirus a day after leaving the bio-secure bubble, the official Twitter handle of Pakistan Super League (PSL) confirmed on Thursday.

The former Pakistan captain had left the bio-secure bubble on Wednesday with the permission of his team Quetta Gladiators to get treatment for a back spasm, QG manager Azam Khan told Business Recorder.

“Afridi visited a hospital to get the treatment for his back pain. He returned to the hotel to redo the three-day mandatory quarantine as per the PSL Covid-19 protocol,” the manager said.

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He, however, tested positive on the first day of the quarantine, after which he was sent into isolation, Azam Khan added.

The star player will serve a seven-day mandatory isolation period as per the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) protocols and will be reintegrated into the squad after returning a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) test.

This report was first published in Business Recorder on Jan 27, 2022.