‘We will try to reschedule PSL 5 knockout stage’ Wasim Khan

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Lahore: The CEO of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wasim Khan said that they will try to find out a window later in the year to complete the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5. 

While talking to the media, Khan assured safety was their first priority and they postponed the event after a player showed symptoms of COVID-19. “We have immediately taken the decision to postpone PSL 5 knockout stage after a player, who had left Pakistan a few days ago, showed symptoms of COVID-19. The decision is for the betterment of every individual who was involved in the league,” he said.

“Let me make one thing clear, we haven’t canceled the league, it is postponed. We will try to reschedule the PSL 5 knockout stage later in the year if possible. Once the situation gets better, we will plan to complete the league,” he added.

The CEO highlighted the role of PCB in making it possible to let the event continue successfully. “The PCB believes it has made the right decisions in the lead up to the postponement of the tournament that included consulting the team owners, holding the matches behind closed doors, allowing the players the option to withdraw from the tournament, rescheduling of the matches and reducing the number of event days, he concluded.

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