Social media is abuzz with reports that Hassan Ali and Hussain Tallat have tested positive for coronavirus.

Senior sports journalist, Shoaib Jutt revealed the news on Twitter, saying that two more cases of COVID-19 were detected earlier today in Islamabad United.

In another tweet, the journalist shared pictures of Hassan and Hussain, saying: “May Allah grant you speedy and complete recovery.”


The journalist further shared that four players of the final XI of Islamabad United fell victim to coronavirus because of which the match scheduled to take place today was cancelled. Other franchises feared that more cases would come to light with the passage of the day so the league should be postponed immediately.

Earlier on Thursday, seven players and one support staff official had tested positive for the virus which led to question marks over PCB’s bio-secure bubble arrangements and reservations from foreign players. Quetta Gladiators’ Tom Banton and Islamabad United’s Fawad Ahmed and Lewis Gregory were among the players who tested positive which resulted in the postponement of the league.

Meanwhile, the League or the franchise has not yet commented on Ali and Talat’s positive results.

Islamabad United was scheduled to play against Lahore Qalandars in the fifteenth match of the Pakistan Super League 2021.