Karachi: The sixth edition of Pakistan Super League has been postponed due to increasing cases of Corona.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has postponed the league starting February 20 due to increasing cases of corona virus in PSL-6.
After a virtual meeting between the PCB and the team owners, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced the immediate postponement of the Pakistan Super League-6. The PCB will now immediately take steps for PCR testing, corona vaccine and isolation facilities for participants from all six teams. More details will be announced at the conference.
Due to limited space in the press conference room, video camera persons will not be allowed to attend the press conference, however, the PCB will stream the press conference live on its YouTube channel.
National players express regret
National cricketers also looked sad after the postponement of PSL and are expressing their feelings on social media. Mohammad Hafeez termed it as sad news and prayed for the safety of his fans. Hassan Ali, the fast bowler of the national team, tweeted, “PSL has taken notice. Shadab Khan tweeted something similar.
On the other hand, a few hours ago, Daniel Christine, an Australian player of Karachi Kings, had announced his withdrawal from PSL 6, which was confirmed by the PCB itself. Dan Christine is leaving for Dubai.
According to sources, former national team captain and Karachi Kings bowling coach Wasim Akram was also consulting about leaving the PSL as doctors had advised him to leave the league immediately as he could be at risk due to diabetes.
Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had confirmed that the corona test report of three more players from two teams of PSL-6 has come positive. All three players will now be in isolation for 10 days.
All three players did not participate in the double-header matches of HBLPSL-6 on Wednesday. The corona tests were conducted yesterday afternoon after the three players showed symptoms.
The organizing committee of HBLPSL 6 will attend a virtual meeting with all the team owners and their management on Thursday, details of which will be shared later.