PSL postponed with immediate effect after three fresh COVID-19 cases

PSL postponed with immediate effect after three fresh COVID-19 cases

The ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) was on Thursday postponed with immediate effect after three more cricketers tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the T20 event to seven.

Out of the seven cases, six are players while one is a support staff member.

“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 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.

“The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February.

“The domestic T20 tournament has been rocked by a series of COVID-19 cases with the governing body confirming that three unnamed players from two different teams tested positive for the virus and will now self-isolate themselves for 10 days.

The three players were not part of the sides that featured in Wednesday’s double-header, and had been tested in the afternoon after showing symptoms.

Only 14 games could be completed in the 34-match tournament.

The PCB said it “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.

“The PCB was apparently forced to take the decision after some of the foreign players and few local team officials expressed their concern over the situation and Australian all-rounder, Dan Christian decided to fly home immediately.

News Source: India TV News

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