Alex Hales left PSL early due to Covid bio-bubbles fatigue

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Alex Hales left PSL early due to Covid bio-bubbles fatigue

Alex Hales left PSL early due to Covid bio-bubbles fatigue
On Tuesday, Alex Hales withdrew from the PSL due to personal reasons and a constant strict bio-bubble lifestyle. This follows Nottinghamshire teammate Ben Duckett made a similar move just the day before.

Hales was the highest scoring overseas player in the PSL at the time of his withdrawal. The 33-year-old scored 255 runs in 7 games. Nevertheless, he will now be resting at home for a period of time.

Prior to playing in Pakistan, where bubble guidelines are strict following the Covid outbreak that halted last year's championship, the former England captain was a part of another controlled hotel-based atmosphere with Sydney Thunder in Australia's Big Bash League.

If he had stayed on the road - his squad, Islamabad United, is in strong contention for a spot in the final on February 27 - he would have had almost no time off before the IPL begins next month. He signed a £146,000 deal with Kolkata Knight Riders a few days ago.

Hales apologised to all Islamabad and PSL supporters for having to leave the game early. He added that unfortunately, his time away from home in Covid bubbles has taken a toll on him during the previous four months.

On the other hand, the ongoing 7th season of the PSL 2022 is approaching the business end of the tournament, and all of the clubs will be hoping to earn important two points in order to guarantee their place in the playoffs. Multan Sultans, the defending champions, have been on a tear, winning six of their seven matches to take the lead on the rankings. The Karachi Kings are currently at the bottom of the list, being defeated in all seven of their games.

Meanwhile, Ben Duckett confirmed his departure from the Quetta Gladiators on Monday. His return to the United Kingdom to prepare for the 2022 season will see Dan Christian lead Notts for the seventh year in a row.