Shoaib Akhter adds to Javed Afridi’s statement regarding PSL discontinuation due to Covid-19
Previous Pakistan cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar has scrutinized Javed Afridi’s announcement with respect to the continuation of the Pakistan Super League in the midst of coronavirus alarm.
Peshawar Zalmi’s proprietor had before said that it was just only 48 hours if the PCB needed to finish the rest of the matches. The semi-finals were booked for Tuesday with the last scheduled for Wednesday eighteenth March according to the reconsidered plan.
Javed Afridi said:
“I back the decision to postpone the league but on a personal note, I was in favor of holding the remaining matches as well. While we were discussing this issue in meeting with other PSL franchises and PCB, I raised the point that it is just a matter of 48 hours, so let the PSL conclude in a better way.”
Shoaib Akhtar didn’t favor of Afridi’s proposal, saying it would have put an enormous number of individuals in danger.
“One of the team owners is still saying that these remaining matches should also have taken place. Imagine if this outbreak had spread in the stadium, be it Karachi or Lahore.”
The previous speedster likewise hammered the PCB for their ‘idiotic misstep’ by deferring the delay by in any event six days. He further said that the association would have proceeded if the case had not risen.
“Honestly, it was a stupid mistake by the PCB to continue the league. Also, I’m pretty sure that they would have kept it running if the case had not emerged. PCB was late about six days with regards to suspension of the league. Putting people at risk was not a sensible thing to do.”