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Will new COVID cases in franchises affect PSL 7?

/Will new COVID cases in franchises affect PSL 7?

The seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 7) is revolving just around the corner with not more than five days left till the cricket fans will welcome the top-notch tournament.

The opening match, scheduled for 27th January will be played between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans. Due to the COVID cases rising in the country, and the new variant striking a few areas, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to host the entire tournament at the National Stadium and Gadaffi Stadium.

Undoubtedly, the priority was to organize the league among several stadiums of Pakistan but the health scenarios once again act as the barriers creating suspense for the lookouts if or not the league will progress normally.

The last two seasons of the PSL have already been disturbed. PSL 2021 saw the later games happening in the UAE as the version was cancelled shortly after initiation due to COVID cases emerging.

In order to not develop any further risk and host Pakistan’s T20 league within the borders, the PCB has been developing contingency plans.

In the recent developments, the three franchises out of six examined the five positive cases. Quetta Gladiators Luke Wood, Shimron Hetmyer, and James Faulkner are put into isolation even before arriving in Karachi.

The synopsis might be an indication towards PSL 7 cancellation temporarily but one of the PCB spokespeople stated even if seven or eight members of a team result positive. The person added that positive players will be isolated in the hotel and backup players will continue to feature in the event.

It shows the board and PSL franchises are ready to cope with every situation and will wind up the entire league without disruptions.

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