The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Thursday that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 has been delayed with immediate effect after seven participants in the tournament tested positive for Covid-19.
According to the PCB, the decision had been taken out of consideration for the health and wellbeing of all participants in the tournament.
“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 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,” the cricket body said in a press release.
The statement added that the Cricket Board will concentrate on safe and secure passage for the participants and is set to arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines, and isolation facilities for the six franchises.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Director – Commercial Babar Hamid, will hold a media conference at the National Stadium at 3 pm to provide further updates.
Karachi King’s President Wasim Akram was also advised to leave the team hotel by evening due to the rising number of coronavirus cases among players. The doctors of Wasim Akram advised him to quit the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the COVID-19 cases are rising among the players and officials involved in the league.
Meanwhile, the Karachi Kings player Dan Christine decided to withdraw from PSL.