Staff Reporter Karachi
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Thursday that the Pakistan Super League-6 has been delayed “with immediate effect” after seven people participating in the tournament tested positive for Covid-19.
The PCB said the decision had been taken out of consideration for the health and wellbeing of all participants in the tournament.
“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 decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on February 20,” the cricket body said in a press release.
The PCB will concentrate on “safe and secure passage” for the participants and is set to arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines, and isolation facilities for the six franchises.
Addressing a press conference later in the day, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said today was a “very challenging day” for the PCB, stakeholders and fans of cricket.