Updated: March 5, 2021 7:40:47 am
The Pakistan Super League 2021 has been postponed with immediate effect after three more unnamed players tested positive for the COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to seven.
“The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February,” an official release from the PCB stated.
The tournament has been rocked by a series of COVID-19 cases with the governing body confirming on Thursday that three unnamed players from two different teams tested positive for the disease.
Only 14 games were completed in the 34-match tournament.
The PCB said it “will focus on the safe and secure passage of all participants, and arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines and isolation facilities to the six participating sides.”
Earlier, England batsman Tom Banton had claimed that he was one of the two foreign players who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the ongoing PSL 2021 and he has been put under isolation.
PCB had announced on Tuesday that two foreign players and one member of the support staff had tested positive for the virus. On Monday, Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed had tested positive for the virus.
(with PTI inputs)
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