Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League (PSL) immediately due to spread of coronavirus.
The PCB has confirmed that the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League are immediately postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus.
The first match of the PSL semi-final was to be held in Lahore between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi at 2 pm today. While the second match was supposed to be played today between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars at 7 pm. Moreover, the final match of the tournament has also been postponed.
One franchise not ready to play after the return of foreign players: sources
According to sources, one of the franchise is not ready to play after the return of foreign players, so the decision to end the event was made in the presence of PCB and franchise owners, while PCB informed the broadcasters.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT#HBLPSLV postponed, to be rescheduled. More details to follow in due course.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 17, 2020
Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that the entire world has been locked down, PSL should have been canceled a week ago.
Due to the coronavirus, first, the events were held without spectators, and later the match scheduled was changed.
Around 131 more cases of Corona virus were reported in Pakistan yesterday, after which the number of affected people reached 184 across the country. At a meeting of the National Security Committee on coronavirus, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, it was decided to close the border with Afghanistan and Iran for 14 days. Furthermore, educational institutions and madrassas across the country will remain closed until April 5, 2020.