LAHORE/KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday has decided to postpone the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League with ‘immediate effect’ due to rising COVID-19 cases among the players and officials involved in the tournament.
According to the statement, “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 Pakistan Super League 6 with immediate effect.”
The statement further added that the board is now focused on providing a safe and secure passage to all the participants. “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.”
The PSL sixth edition began on February 20 and was originally scheduled to be concluded on March 22 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
It is also reported that some of the players going back to their country, while arrangements have started to get officials vaccinated against coronavirus. Six players and one support staff official have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Director Commercial and Babar Hamid will also hold a media conference at the National Stadium at 3pm to provide further updates on the PSL postponement.
Meanwhile, Islamabad United pacer Hasan Ali Nazar said in his tweeter post: lag gi kisi ki humri PSL ko.