There is bad news for the cricket fans as the sixth season of the PSL 2021 has been indefinitely postponed due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases within the teams. Now, PCB has officially confirmed that the tournament is postponed and will take place in the near future.
Earlier, the Aussie spinner Fawad Ahmed became the first player to be tested positive of coronavirus followed by another three individuals from different franchises. Later on, Tom Banton, the England international revealed on social media that he was one of three individuals to get tested positive of the deadly virus.
PSL 2021 Postponed Due To Spike In COVID-19 Cases
Pakistan cricket board opened up saying that the decision on the future of PSL 2021 was taken in a meeting that took place between the board members and all the franchises,” following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and well-being of all participants”.
Meanwhile, they also revealed that the individuals who were tested COVID-19 positive were not from the teams that played doubleheaders on Wednesday. This means none of the players or staff members from Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans, or Quetta Gladiators had got any infection.
Earlier, PCB was planning to cancel all the Lahore league games. But, the latest spike in the number of cases forced the Pakistan cricket board to postpone the tournament. This is not the first time when PSL has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. BACK IN 2020, the playoff stage was indefinitely postponed due to the global pandemic.
It took enough time for sports to make its comeback to normalcy. But, it looks like the situation in Pakistan is still not good for organizing any international sports event involving overseas players. After PSL postponement, now PCB has a big task ahead to make sure that every player goes through the RT-PCR test and travels back to their country with no infection of COVID-19.