PSL 2021: Season 6 Postponed Due To Covid-19 Outbreak

Pakistan Super League
PSL 6 has been postponed with immediate effect. (Image: ICC.com)

PSL 2021: Pakistan Super League 2021 has been postponed with immediate effect due to positive cases of COVID-19 in the last few days.

The organising committee, the team owners and management on Thursday took the decision to postpone PSL 2021 in a meeting.

PSL 2021: Official Statement of PCB

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

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Out of 34 matches, only 14 games were completed as scheduled.

The release from PCB stated, “The PCB, as an immediate step, 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 organising committee called for a meeting a day after there were three positive COVID-19 cases, including Karachi Kings fielding coach Kamran Khan.

The first case reported by the PCB was on March 1. Islamabad United’s Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive for the virus.

The following day, the PCB said that two more overseas players, had tested positive for COVID-19. Later, Gladiators’ Tom Banton revealed he was one of those tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier, the PCB was considering cancelling the Lahore leg of the season. Shift all the matches in Karachi.

The PCB had also offered every member of the PSL 2021 bubble COVID-19 vaccine shots if they wish to take them.

Even in the previous edition of the tournament there was postponement. But PCB successfully rescheduled and hosted it last November.

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