PSL called off before semi-final
The fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been called off amid coronavirus scare right before the last four clashes.
With only three matches to go in the competition, the two semi-finals and the final, the competition has been abandoned as stated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday.
As per the initial reports, the league has been postponed for an indefinite period, however, it is unlikely that the remaining matches will take place anytime soon.
Earlier, it was reported that the PSL schedule would come to an end four days ahead of the usual schedule by introducing semi-finals for the first time instead of play-offs.
The decision has been taken by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PSL franchises unanimously.
The two semi-finals were scheduled for Tuesday, 17th March, whereas the final was to be held on Wednesday in Lahore. Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, and Karachi Kings are the teams to appear in the semi-finals.
Earlier, the Sindh government and PCB had decided to organize Karachi-leg of the PSL behind closed doors.
The foreign contingents of almost all the teams had already left after the PCB had given them the option to leave for their country early.
NO more PSL ..
— Umar Farooq Kalson (@kalson) March 17, 2020