Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has stated that indeed today is very sad for everyone involved with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.
PSL 6 was postponed indefinitely after three new COVID-19 cases were confirmed among players earlier today.
“It’s a very challenging day for us [PCB], cricket lovers, stakeholders, players and officials involved,” Wasim said while talking to a presser at the National Stadium in Karachi.
“Health and safety of the players are above everything so we came to the conclusion that it is best to postpone the event,” he added.
Wasim revealed that the PCB will try to create a window for PSL 6 just like they did for PSL 5 last year.
“Biosecure bubble is all about trust and discipline. Building trust will take some time but we make sure this doesn’t happen again. Postponing PSL is a difficult moment for PCB and fans too but we PCB are resilient to make PSL6 possible again,” he added.
Wasim stated that it was a collective fault and it’s not the time to pass the blame. “We have done everything, we possibly could but with any bio-secure bubble, it takes partnerships, discipline and self-policing. These are the factors for us to remember.”
Meanwhile, Director – Commercial Babar Hamid stated that currently, it is impossible to calculate the financial loss.
“We can’t calculate the financial loss, for now, will sit and go through everything in short period of time. Our first priority is the safety of players,” Babar said.