Karachi Kings 'suffer blow as majority players suffer from food poising'

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Abdul Majid Bhatti
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Karachi Kings players celebrate after taking a wicket. — X/@KarachiKingsARY
Karachi Kings players celebrate after taking a wicket. — X/@KarachiKingsARY

KARACHI: In a major setback to Karachi Kings, 13 players of the team got food poisoning, sources close to the team told Geo News on Thursday.

One of the players was also moved to a local hospital after his condition worsened, sources revealed.

“The players didn’t get ill after ordering food from outside the hotel since that was not allowed,” a source close to the team added.

However, Karachi’s team management is hopeful that they will be able to field a team for today’s match against Quetta Gladiators at the National Bank Stadium.

Daniel Sams and James Vince also didn't feature in Karachi's last match due to the same reason.

Last night, Islamabad United bagged their second victory of PSL 9 after they won against Karachi Kings by seven wickets at National Bank Stadium.

On the back of a quick half-century by player of the match, Colin Munro, Islamabad successfully chased the target of 166 to edge over the home team in the first game of the Karachi leg of PSL 9.

Karachi Kings' schedule of remaining matches for PSL 9

February 29, 2024 Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Bank Stadium

March 3, 2024 Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans, National Bank Stadium

March 6, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 7, 2024 Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 9, 2024 Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Stadium

March 11, 2024 Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, National Bank Stadium

Playoffs

March 14, 2024 Qualifier (1 v 2), National Bank Stadium

March 15, 2024 Eliminator 1 (3 v 4), National Bank Stadium

March 16, 2024 Eliminator 2 (Eliminator Winner v Qualifier Runner-up), National Bank Stadium

March 18, 2024 Final, National Bank Stadium