The 33-year-old, who additionally represents Mumbai Indians within the IPL, is the most recent participant to hitch the checklist of international gamers who left the continuing PSL amid considerations over the affliction.

“Karachi Kings fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan will return to New Zealand following the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to provide an option to competing players to withdraw from the ongoing HBL Pakistan Super League 2020,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated in an announcement.

The left-arm pacer, who performs for Karachi Kings, didn’t take any wicket towards Multan Sultan in the one match that he featured within the fifth version of the competitors.

“The PCB will facilitate McClenaghan’s safe return. Kings, as per the tournament’s regulations, are allowed a replacement for the fast bowler subject to Event Technical Committee’s approval,” PCB stated.

Foreign cricketers — England’s Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory and James Vince, West Indian Carlos Braithwaite, South African Rilee Roussouw and James Foster (coach) had earlier withdrawn from the PSL owing to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

McClenaghan was compelled to return dwelling after New Zealand had enforced a compulsory fourteen-day self-isolation for anybody who enters its borders from Australia after midnight of Sunday.

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