Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi has recovered from Covid-19, Quetta Gladiators’ manager Azam Khan announced on Monday.

Khan said that Afridi will arrive at the team hotel tomorrow (Tuesday) where his rapid antigen test (RAT) will be conducted and if the test comes back negative, he will join the team in their match against Islamabad United on February 3.

It is pertinent to mention here that Afridi’s PCR test returned negative on Sunday for the second time.


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A few days ago, Afridi had tested positive for the virus, after which he had to isolate himself following the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Covid-19 protocols.

On Saturday, the Gladiators had requested the technical committee to be given Hassan Khan as a replacement for Afridi, reported The News.

As per the media outlet, Hassan will also be available for selection for Quetta’s game against Multan Sultans today (Monday).

The report added, if Afridi cleared his rapid antigen test, he will join the team and Hassan would return to the bubble.