After the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 6) postponed on Thursday, a heated argument took place between the PSL franchise owners and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) during a virtual meeting.
PSL 6 has been postponed for an indefinite time period after 6 players tested positive for coronavirus.
The PSL franchise owners asked PCB how the novel coronavirus entered the bio-secure bubble?
According to sources, two teams before the beginning of the tournament were shifted to a hotel, and after some time, they were again transferred to another hotel.
During the meeting, the PSL franchise owners expressed anger at PCB for not protecting the bio-secure bubble and allowing other events to take place at the hotel. The PCB, however, accepted its shortcomings at this.
PSL franchise owners spend millions of rupees to buy different national and international players for the tournament. On the other hand, the owners spend money like water for the promotion of their teams. They release the franchise’s official anthems every year, hire different celebrities as brand ambassadors, spend money on the cricket kit, and many more.
The postponing of PSL 6 has financially damaged the PSL franchise owners, which gave them the right to be angry at PCB.
Two players who tested positive for the virus are from Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars.
Wasim Khan After PSL 6 Postponement:
On the other hand, PCB’s Chief Executive Wasim Khan said that the postponement of the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is “everyone’s loss.”
While talking in a press conference the CEO said,
“It’s a very challenging day for us. It’s a difficult day for all the fans, players, and stakeholders involved.”
The officials of the PCB said they will resume the tournament at a later stage as health and player’s safety is their main concern.
“We will be looking at other windows and hope to play the event at a later time. We will find a window and we will finish those matches,”
“It’s a great disappointment for us that we have found ourselves in a situation where neither we nor all others are able to provide what we need to provide and that is full protection to players. Health and well-being of players come first and foremost, above anything else.”
PSL 6 Tickets Refund:
The refunding process of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) sixth edition has been started after the postponement of the league on Thursday.
The fans have purchased the tickets online through bookme.com. Chief Operating Officer of bookme.com Faizan Aslam said the fans would get the refund at their homes through online or mobile banking in their accounts.
Many die-heart fans of PSL from all over the world are in the deep grief of postponement of PSL 6 matches due to the covid-19 cases.