The ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been postponed with immediate effect after three more players had tested positive of Covid-19 on Thursday.
As per reports, after three cases were confirmed, including Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Banton and Karachi Kings fielding coach Kamran Khan, the organizing committee called a meeting which eventually led to the postponement. It has been the second consecutive time when the league has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February,” an official release from the PCB stated.
According to the statement, following a meeting with the team owners and giving the health and wellbeing of all participants paramount importance, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to postpone PSL 6 with immediate effect.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan will hold a media conference at the National Stadium at 3pm to provide further updates in this regard.
Till now, 14 matches have been conducted in the league. The last game was played between Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans on 3rd March. Karachi Kings is currently leading the points table, having won 3 matches out of 5. Quetta Gladiators are rooted at the bottom of the table with only 1 win in 5 games.
Mohammed Rizwan has led the batting charts, scoring 297 runs in 5 matches at an average of 59.40. Saqib Mahmood has the most number of wickets to his name. He has taken 12 wickets in 5 matches at an average of