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PSL 2021 postponed after rise in COVID-19 cases

The ongoing edition of Pakistan Super League is postponed due to the sudden increase of COVID-19 cases within the bio-security bubbles of the league.

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This year’s edition of the Pakistan Super League is currently underway in Pakistan amidst the coronavirus fear and restrictions. The tournament was going successfully before the interference of COVID-19.

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Earlier at the start of the week, there was a COVID-19 positive case found in the form of Quetta Gladiators player Fawad Ahmed. Subsequently, the league game of Quetta Gladiators was postponed for a day and it was played according to the reschedule.

But the cases are continuing to increase as more infected people were found including Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Baton and Karachi Kings fielding coach Kamran Khan. Following these three cases, an immediate was called between the organizing committee and the team owners and management.

At the end of the meeting, a conclusive decision is taken to postpone the ongoing tournament as a safety measure. “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. 

“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 statement added. So far 14 out of 34 games have been completed in the league.

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