The sixth season of PSL 2021 has been postponed because immediate effect due to the outbreak of Covid-19 increasing positive cases in the last few days. The decision was taken in a meeting between the organization committee and the team owners and management on March 4 (Thursday).
The PCB said that the decision to postpone was taken “following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and well-being of all participants”. The board’s immediate next step is to 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 organization committee of PSL called for a meeting after three positive cases were reported, including batsman Tom Baton from Quetta Gladiators and Kamran Khan fielding coach of Karachi Kings. This comes after Quetta’s Fawad Ahmed testing positive, which led to the postponement of a league fixture by a day.
Before the postponement was announced, the PCB has suggested all stakeholders including franchise owners to shift Lahore matches to Karachi after three cricketers and a staff member tested COVID-19 positive.