Lahore Qalandars will be without the services of Chris Lynn in their semi-final showdown against Karachi Kings after the Aussie confirmed he was heading back home in the midst of the coronavirus scare.
Lynn was an integral member of the Qalandars over the course of their HBL Pakistan Super League season five campaign. He recently slammed the highest individual score for a Qalandars' batsman by racking up an undefeated 113 against Multan Sultans to secure the semi-finals berth for Lahore for the first time in PSL history.
“Thoroughly enjoyed my time at the @thepsl unfortunately in these circumstances I’ve chosen to head home, I’ve always said there is more to life than cricket and this is certainly one of these cases,” Lynn wrote in a heartfelt post on Instagram.
“I have full faith in the @lahoreqalandars to go all the way but more importantly have fun lads! Thank you to everyone involved, Pakistan you have been a blast," he added.
Lynn would be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arriving in Australia as per the government restrictions imposed on travellers. He leaves the tournament as the current second-highest run-getter with 284 runs at a steep strike rate of 179.74.
Additionally, Qalandars will not have David Wiese and Seekkuge Prasanna available for selection, leaving them with Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, and Dane Vilas as the only foreign players in their squad.
"It’s been an amazing experience playing for @lahoreqalandars in this year's @thePSLt20. Unfortunately, this is the end of the tournament for me but I would like to thank each and every Qalander fan for all ur support! I’ve really enjoyed my time in Pakistan and hope to be back soon!" confirmed Wiese in a tweet.