Fact-finding panel identifies reasons for PSL 6 postponement


Lahore: Two-member fact-finding panel, which was named by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has submitted its report regarding the loopholes, leading to the postponement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.

The panel, consisting of Distinguished infectious disease experts Dr. Syed Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Salma Muhammad Abbas, has submitted its findings to the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and now the board will access all the findings before announcing the next step.

According to sources, the panel has identified all the possible reasons and responsible individuals

“The players showed carelessness while being in the bio-secure bubble. Initially, due to the soft attitude of the PCB, the players showed negligence,” the report revealed.

“Various private events in the hotel also led to the spread of COVID-19 among participants while franchises also couldn’t fulfill their responsibilities properly,” the report added.

“If steps had been taken in the first positive case, the situation could have been avoided,” the report maintained.

It must be noted here that PSL 6 was postponed after COVID-19 broke out in the bio-secure bubble. Six cricketers and a local staff member were tested COVID-19 positive.

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