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PSL postponed due to spike of coronavirus cases

PSL postponed due to spike of coronavirus cases
March 4, 2021

LAHORE (92 News) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) sixth edition has been postponed due to the spike of coronavirus cases.

It is pertinent to mention here that the PSL will be rescheduled, however, no dates have been provided yet.

According to the reports, 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 HBL 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 PCB, as an immediate step, 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.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Director – Commercial Babar Hamid, will hold a media conference at the National Stadium at 3pm to provide further updates.

Due to limited space in the press conference room, TV camerapersons are not allowed and the press conference will be live-streamed on the PCB YouTube Channel.

Earlier, the PCB announced that three more players playing of two different Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that three more players have tested positive for coronavirus.

The development was confirmed by the board in a press release Thursday morning.

“The PCB has confirmed three more players from two different teams have tested positive for COVID-19 and they will now self-isolate for 10 days,” read the statement. “The three players were not part of the sides that featured in Wednesday’s PSL 2021’s double-header, and had been tested in the afternoon after showing symptoms.”

The statement further revealed that the board will host a virtual meeting later on Thursday with all the stakeholders to lay out a plan for the rest of the competition.

 “The PSL6 organising committee will hold a virtual meeting with the team owners and management later on Thursday, following which a further update will be provided.”

After the development, a total of six players and one staff member taking part in the PSL 2021 are currently quarantining for 10 days after testing positive.