The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been indefinitely postponed by the Pakistan Cricket Boards. The decision was made after 7 players who featured in the PSL were tested COVID-19 positive. After a meeting with all the team owners, it was decided health and well being of all participants are paramount and PSL 6 had to be suspended immediately.
The tournament was being organised in a bio-secure bubble but still, as many as 7 players were detected COVID-19 positive. The first case was reported on March 1 when Islamabad United leg spinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive. Post that England batsman Tom Banton who is representing the Quetta Gladiators in PSL was also tested positive.
PSL 6 Indefinitely Postponed
“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 decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February”, PSL released a statement.
Meanwhile, now it looks difficult for PCB to find a window for the remaining PSL season 6 matches this year due to a packed cricket schedule. Season 5 of the PSL super league had also been postponed due to the rising COVID-19 cases in Pakistan. Now for the second time in a row, the league has been suspended which is a huge blow to the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Earlier it was believed that PCB is keen to cancel the Lahore leg of the season and wants to play the entire season in Karachi. However, after three more new cases were detected on Wednesday afternoon PSL had to be postponed with immediate effect.