The global epidemic Coronavirus also gripped the Pakistan Super League (PSL), causing the event to be postponed. According to a statement issued by the PCB in this regard, after a virtual meeting between the PCB and the team owners, the Pakistan Cricket Board immediately postponed PSL 6.
It was also informed that it was decided to postpone the league after 7 Corona cases came to light. The statement said that the PCB will now immediately take steps for PCR testing, corona vaccine, and isolation facilities for all 6 team participants.
📢 HBL PSL 6 POSTPONED— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 4, 2021
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Director – Commercial and Babar Hamid, will hold a media conference at the National Stadium at 3pm to provide further updates.
Earlier, a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the corona test report of 3 more players of 2 teams of PSL 6 came positive, after which these three players will remain in isolation for 10 days.
The PCB had said that the three players had not participated in the PSL 6 matches on Wednesday and the three players were tested yesterday afternoon after showing symptoms. Earlier on March 2, the PCB had said that the corona tests of three more players involved in the event were positive but all the matches would be as scheduled.
PCB Director Media Department Samiul Hassan Burney had said that after the corona test of Fawad Ahmed of Islamabad United came positive, 244 PCR tests were conducted out of which the results of 3 were positive. He said that two foreign players and a local sporting staff were among those who tested positive. Earlier, on March 1, before the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in the PSL, United's Fawad Ahmed's Corona Test was positive and therefore the match had to be postponed.
It should be noted that Pakistan Super League season 6 started from Karachi on February 20 and this time the matches of the event were to be played in two cities of the country, Karachi and Lahore. Due to the corona virus, the opening ceremony of the event was also recorded this time, while the permission of the spectators was initially up to 20% which was later increased to 50% depending on the situation.
If we talk about 13 matches of PSL to be played from February 20 to March 3, then 14 matches had been played in which Karachi Kings teams won 3 out of 5 matches and topped the points table due to better run rate. Besides, Peshawar Zalmi also won 3 out of 5 matches but was ranked second due to run rate.
Speaking of other teams in the event, Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars were third and fourth respectively after winning 3 of 3 matches. Apart from them, Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators had won only one match out of five and they were in fifth and sixth position with 2, 2 points respectively.