Pakistan Super League Postponed over Coronavirus Cases

Pakistan prominent T20 league often known as “Pakistan Super League” season 6 has been postponed now due to rise in COVID-19 cases among players who were part of the franchise.

The news was confirmed by Pakistan Cricket Board who released a statement stating that the league has been put on hold now “The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition,” and it further added that The PCB “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”.

However this is not the new thing in Pakistan Super League as the last season was also temporarily cancelled after England’s Alex Hales were showing some symptoms of COVID-19. Later the games were rescheduled to November and held behind closed doors, when Karachi Kings won the title.

As in the quick succession cases started building up in no time when the numbers of players getting affected from the deadly coronavirus increased from three to six.

The first case reported by the PCB was on March 1, when Islamabad United’s Australian leg spinner Fawad Ahmed. However it was reported that PCB offered players and support staff staying in PSL bubble to take vaccine shots if they need them.

It will seriously raised questions on the PCB on how they have managed the league as bubbles are there to follow especially COVID-19 in mind.

However PCB said that two more overseas players, along with one local support-staff member – Kamran Khan of Kings – had tested positive. It was later announced by Tom Banton who is part of Quetta Gladiators squad that he is among those players who has been tested positive with COVID-19.