Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced the postponement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) amidst surge in coronavirus cases.
In a press statement, PCB stated that following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and wellbeing of all participants is paramount, the board has decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League sixth edition with immediate effect.
The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February, the statement 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.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Director Commercial Babar Hamid, will hold a media conference at the National Stadium at 3pm to provide further updates.
PSL management was considering the option of playing the entire tournament in Karachi instead of moving for the final leg to Lahore as scheduled, from March 10, but now it has been decided to postpone the whole event.
Earlier today, PCB confirmed three more players from two different teams of Pakistan Super League (PSL) tested positive for Covid-19 and they will now self-isolate for 10 days.
Later, Australian Cricketer Dan Christian, who was playing for Karachi Kings, also decided to leave PSL.
On March 02, two players and one member of support staff of Pakistan Super League (PSL) tested positive for coronavirus, confirmed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Media Director Sami-ul-Hassan Burney. He said that a total of 244 coronavirus tests were conducted out of which three came positive.
On March 01, the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators was postponed after United’s player Fawad Ahmed tested positive for Covid-19.