PSL suspended after coronavirus outbreak

PSL suspended after coronavirus outbreak

Karachi Kings received the 2020 version of the Pakistan Super League

The Pakistan Super League has been suspended with “players not in the right mental state” after seven instances of coronavirus had been reported.

The determination to halt the Twenty20 competitors was made after a gathering between PSL officers and crew house owners.

“Players were very nervous, anxious and apprehensive,” Pakistan Cricket Board chief govt Wasim Khan mentioned.

England and Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Banton mentioned he was “feeling OK” after testing positive on Tuesday.

After three extra instances in a single day on Wednesday, Khan says he steered suspending the event for 5 days earlier than making a agency determination on the postponement, however the “majority of players” didn’t need to proceed.

“The franchises felt very uncomfortable, as we did, to put the players under any additional risk when there’s no need to do it,” the previous Warwickshire cricketer added.

The 2020 version was suspended on the play-off levels in March following an outbreak of the coronavirus. It was accomplished in November.

Khan hopes to finish this season’s competitors – which began on 20 February – by the top of 2021.

“We want to continue and finish PSL 6, as we did with PSL 5 when we found a window and finished those matches,” he mentioned.

“As a nation and the PCB we remain resilient that, with the support of the franchises, to make sure we can complete the remaining games before the end of the year.

The PCB mentioned it could now “instantly give attention to the protected and safe passage of all individuals”, in addition to arranging repeat checks, vaccines and isolation amenities to the six taking part sides.

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