PCB ‘postpones’ PSL 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has postponed the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 on the day of the semi-finals amid the coronavirus outbreak.

While the board was careful to use the word “postponed” in its announcements, several media reports, citing officials and franchise members, reported that the tournament was being called off.

The news was confirmed on PSL’s official Twitter page and added that the matches are going to be rescheduled for a later date.

“PSL 5 postponed [has been postponed], to be rescheduled. More details to follow in due course,” the post read.

Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar agreed with the PCB’s call, saying that “at this point of an hour we would have liked to try to what the planet was doing”.

He added that “the PCB should have called off the tournament every week ago as without the gang it had been no fun.”

Former cricketer Sikander Bakht suggested that the unfinished tournament is often concluded before the beginning of the subsequent year.

He said that albeit a winner wasn’t found, the PSL 2020 “achieved its target of showing the planet that Pakistan is safe to stage major tournaments”.

Table-toppers Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi were scheduled to bully-off one another while the second fixture was between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars.

PCB ‘postpones’ PSL 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak

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