PSL 2021: Colin Munro to join Islamabad United for the remaining matches

PSL 2021: Colin Munro to join Islamabad United for the remaining matches

Colin Munro had to miss the first phase of the PSL 2021 for an absurd reason.

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Colin Ingram. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Islamabad United franchise has announced that Colin Munro will be joining them for the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League 2021, which will be played in June. The New Zealand batsman had to miss the tournament when it began in February as it was postponed due to the increasing spread of coronavirus. 

The New Zealand player had to miss the tournament then for a very absurd reason. It was reported that Munro, who was supposed to come from Australia to Pakistan directly, had not booked a quarantine place beforehand. In New Zealand, there is a rule that if one has planned any visit or is coming to the country from abroad, then one needs to book a quarantine place. 

When Munro failed to do that, it meant that he couldn’t have returned from the PSL as all the berths after the date the league was going to get over were already booked. Munro, at that time, had expressed his sadness for being not able to make it to the tournament. 

Colin Munro’s addition will boost the Islamabad United

However, just 10 days into the tournament, it was postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 situation in Pakistan. Finally, with the situation getting better and in control, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the league will commence from where it was left. The tournament’s second phase has now been scheduled to start on June 1. 

On Tuesday, April 27, Islamabad United announced that Colin Munro will be available this time. They posted a picture of the batsman and announced it on Twitter via their official handle. “We are delighted to announce that @manuz05 will be joining #ISLU for the remaining @thePSLt20 games,” the tweet read. 

The left-handed batsman has previously featured for the Islamabad United team in the 2020 season of the PSL. The franchise had started their 2021 season in a good fashion. They have won three out of their four matches and were looking like a strong force to reckon with. With the entry of the New Zealand batsman, their unit will look even better. 

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