The Pakistan Cricket Board also said that the decision to reschedule Monday’s game was made with an aim to allow players "sufficient time to relax, refocus and regroup following the testing and in the best interest of the competition.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and owners of the six clubs made the decision on Thursday, a week after the Twenty20 league was postponed.
Karachi: Karachi Kings defeated Quetta Gladiators by seven wickets in the opening match the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Saturday. Arshad Iqbal was the wrecker-in-chief as he accounted for the three dismissals, conceding only 16 runs in his three overs to help Kings set up a thumping win in the first match and set the tone for the tournament.
Wahab, who was named new Peshawar Zalmi captain when Darren Sammy stepped down due to his poor form and fitness, then grabbed the crucial wickets of Ahmed Shehzad and Ben Cutting off successive deliveries to restrict Quetta to 140-7.
Shane Watson (80 off 41 balls) kept Quetta Gladiators in the hunt with his first half century in this year’s PSL but once he was dismissed in the 16th over Quetta's victory push faltered with the team eventually reaching 169-7.
The PCB did not reveal the exact nature of Akmal’s offense, but said in a statement that "the batsman cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.”
Quetta Gladiators, playing their third match only four days into the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) fifth edition, didn’t show any signs of tiring as they chased a 157-run target against Karachi Kings at the National Stadium on Sunday.
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will finish four days ahead of schedule with all remaining games being played in empty stadiums after 10 foreign players withdrew from the event on Friday because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Batting first, the Qalandars had scored 204/5 in 20 overs but Roy’s sublime innings, which was studded of 11 boundaries fours and 8 sixes, took the match away from them.