‘PSL 5 to continue as per schedule’ confirms PCB

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Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided that the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will continue as per schedule.

The PCB also decided on further outcomes after holding a conference call with all the franchise owners on Friday morning.

All the players and players’ support personnel have been given the option to withdraw from the PSL five.

Franchises will be allowed player replacements, which will have to be approved by the Event Technical Committee.

PCB CEO Wasim Khan said that the situation remains unprecedented as it requires a regular morning.

“Today, the PCB and the team owners, as part of their duty of care, have decided to give all the players the option to decide if they wish to return home. Ensuring that the players feel comfortable remains paramount to the PCB,” he said.

“The PCB will ease their safe return and will ensure the same for all of the players and support staff personnel who decide to withdraw from PSL 5,” he added.

“As stated earlier, we will continue to assess and review the situation and will not hesitate to make what we believe are the right decisions for everyone involved,” he concluded.

It must be noted that the match between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi will be held as per schedule, which will take place at the National Stadium in Karachi at 8 pm behind close doors.

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