Multan Sultans' Mohammed Tahir celebrates after taking the wicket of Gladiator's Husnain. File
Gulf Today Report
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will resume in June after it was suspended last week when six players and a staffer tested positive for COVID-19.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and owners of the six clubs made the decision on Thursday, a week after the Twenty20 league was postponed.
The tournament was postponed midway earlier this month after seven people participating in PSL 6 tested positive for COVID-19.
The remaining 20 games will be played in Karachi — which also staged the first 14 games — before the national team’s departure to England on June 26.
June emerged as the most preferred and practical window due to Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s international commitments in March/April and late August/September.
The remaining 20 matches in June are now being planned following the men’s national cricket team’s return from Zimbabwe on May 13 and before their departure for England on June 26.
The PCB management will now look into the operational and logistical challenges and revert to the franchise owners and stakeholders.
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 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.
Karachi Kings became the first team in the history of Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 league to finish with just one win as the 2020 champion lost nine of its 10 games.
The strategic partnership strengthens both parties’ commitment to supporting the nation’s athletes, broadening the sports horizons, and enhancing the country’s leadership position globally.
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