The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 has been postponed following an emergency meeting by the PCB.
It is understood that new cases of Covid-19 were found that three more players had tested positive. This brought an emergency virtual meeting with PSL franchises on Thursday and decided that the remainder of the 2021 PSL has been postponed.
Following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and well-being of all participants, the PCB has taken that decision and their next step is to focus on the “safe and secure passage of all participants, and arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines and isolation facilities to the six participating sides.”
Just a couple of days ago, there were new cases that came from the franchise teams. Islamabad United’s Australian legspinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive for the virus.
The following day, the PCB announced that two more overseas players, along with one staff member had tested positive, who was later revealed to be Karachi King’s, Kamran Khan. Then, the second one was later revealed to be Quetta Gladiators’ Tom Banton, on his Twitter account that he was one of those who were among the positive cases.
The PCB was even considering the option of playing the remainder of the PSL in Karachi instead of moving for the final leg to Lahore as scheduled, from March 10.
Meanwhile, out of 34 matches, 14 of them has been completed. The defending Champions Karachi Kings leads the table followed by Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators.