Pakistan Super League gets postponed indefinitely: Details here
The ongoing season of the Pakistan Super League 2021 has been postponed with immediate effect due to the outbreak of COVID-19 positive cases in the last few days. The decision was taken in a meeting between the organizing committee and the team owners and management on Thursday. The previous edition too had seen a postponement during the knockouts. Here are the details.
Here's the official statement
The PCB issued an official statement regarding the postponement. "Following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and well being of all participants is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 with immediate effect. The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February."
Here's how the COVID-19 gripped PSL 6
Islamabad United's Fawad Ahmed was the first name to crop out for testing positive. The PSL match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United was then postponed to March 2. Post that, three more cases were reported to have come up, across teams. Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Banton and Karachi Kings fielding coach Kamran Khan were diagnosed with the virus.
Only 14 out of the 34 matches were completed
The PCB also said that the decision to postpone was made after seven cases have been reported. "The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February," the PCB said. Only 14 out of the scheduled 34 matches were completed at the time of the PCB announcing the postponement.
PCB to follow these steps
The statement further added: "The PCB, as an immediate step, will focus on the safe and secure passage of all participants, and arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines and isolation facilities to the six participating sides."
PSL 6 gets postponed
📢 HBL PSL 6 POSTPONED— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 4, 2021
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Director – Commercial and Babar Hamid, will hold a media conference at the National Stadium at 3pm to provide further updates.