Former Pakistani spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has said that he was the current table-toppers Multan Sultans to be declared the winners of the current season of the Pakistan Super League. Pakistan Super League was suspended after the growing number of cases of Coronavirus in the country.
Mushtaq Ahmed is a part of Multan Sultans’ coaching panel along with the head coach Andy Flower and he has opined of declaring them the winners as they have been prolific this season and also that the if the playoffs are conducted in the later months, it would have a direct impact on the next season.
“The PSL five has to have a proper closure and that can be done by taking into count the top team on the points table at the end of the league stage and declaring them winners,”
“If the PCB doesn’t close the PSL 5 and tries to organise the remaining four or five matches including the final later this year or before the PSL 6 it will dent the hype and spoil the momentum of the next edition,” The 49-year-old said.
Mushtaq has played in 52 Tests and 144 ODIs for Pakistan in his career, has been the spin bowling coach of England team. He is currently a part of the Multan Sultans in the PSL 2020. Mushtaq also cast a shadow on the difficulties the players will have if the playoffs are conducted later this year as some players might not be available to play at that time as he said: “And it is not easy to just regroup for four to five matches and get the momentum going like it was in the PSL five.
Multan Sultans have won six out of the 10 matches and are currently number one in the PSL 2020 Points table. They were scheduled to play against the Peshawar Zalmi in the first Semi-Finals of this season before the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.