PSL postponed with immediate effect due to Corona outbreak
The ongoing Pakistan Super League was on Thursday postponed with immediate effect after three more cricketers tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the T20 event to seven.
Post by on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The ongoing Pakistan Super League was on Thursday postponed with
immediate effect after three more cricketers tested positive for
COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the T20 event to seven.
"Following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health
and wellbeing of all participants is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket
Board has decided to postpone the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 with
immediate effect," the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.
"The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February."
The domestic T20 tournament has been rocked by a series of
COVID-19 cases with the governing body confirming on Thursday that three
unnamed players from two different teams tested positive for the
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Only 14 games were completed in the 34-match tournament.
The PCB said it "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."
England batsman Tom Banton had earlier claimed that he was one
of the two foreign players who tested positive for COVID-19 and has been
put under isolation.
PCB Director of Media Sami-ul Hasan Burney
on Tuesday said that two foreign players and one member of the support
staff had tested positive for the virus.
This was after Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive on Monday.
Burney had not named the two players and the support staff member.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Director Commercial Babar Hamid, will
hold a media conference at the National Stadium later in the day to
provide further updates, the statement said.