Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi while appreciating the decision for calling off PSL 5, suggests to hand trophy to the table topper.
The Multan Sultan’s Captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday tweeted:
“Sad to see the PSL end, but health and safety of all concerned is the key, esp those who are travelling back to their homes.”
Perhaps the decision could have been taken earlier, with regards to the trophy…well the table-topper should be handed the trophy.”
Sad to see the PSL end, but health and safety of all concerned is the key, esp those who are travelling back to their homes.Perhaps the decision could have been taken earlier, with regards to the trophy…well the table-topper should be handed the trophy? 😊 @MultanSultans
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 17, 2020
PSL 5 Called Off
Earlier Fifth Edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) called off as the coronavirus pandemic starts taking a toll on Pakistan.
The news confirmed on PSL’s official Twitter page and added that matches will rescheduled for a later date.
Both semifinals set to take place today while the final scheduled for tomorrow.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT#HBLPSLV postponed, to be rescheduled. More details to follow in due course.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 17, 2020
Multan Sultans would have locked horns against Peshawar Zalmi in the first semifinal followed by second semifinal between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings.
The cancellation further increased a growing list of cricket fixtures postponed or called off in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Last week, India’s ODI series against South Africa called off.
England also cancelled their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka before Australia called off their ODI and T20I series against New Zealand.
Bangladesh decided the same with their last leg of Pakistan tour while the Indian Premier League (IPL) suspended too till April 15.
Pakistan Toll Rises
Pakistan has witnessed a significant rise in coronavirus cases, as the toll shoot to 191, more likely to come up.
As per details, much of the cases are reported in Sindh, where Sukkur has witnessed 119 cases, with Karachi 25.
The total number of deadly coronavirus cases in Sindh Province shoots to 146, however recent cases reported also from other provinces as well.
Sindh Government Spokesperson Senator Murtaza Wahab confirmed the increase in coronavirus positive cases.