Karachi: Mr. Salman Iqbal, the owner of defending champions Karachi Kings, has lambasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over mismanagement of COVID-19 SoPs, leading to the postponement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.
While talking to ARY News’ special PSL 6 transmission, Mr. Salman stated that someone has to be held responsible as it has damaged the reputation of Pakistan’s biggest cricket extravaganza.
“I’ve clearly said in the meeting today that somebody has to take responsibility. We have worked so hard in last five years to bring this brand back to Pakistan but due to PCB’s negligence, me, my team and fans are disappointed,” he said.
“I warned them to strictly implement SoPs after three COVID positives came out but the attitude was so casual of the event organizers,” he criticized
Mr. Salman revealed that he went to the bio-secure bubble to check whether the SoPs are being followed or not.
“I went into the bio bubble after isolating for mandatory three days, to see if my teams’ complaints about the lack of bio-secure protocols were true. There were so many lapses in bio-bubble, one can’t even imagine,” he added.
“There isn’t any such thing of three-day quarantine. Seven days of minimum isolation is a must. Apart from this, we don’t know who is in the bubble, who is not. The non-bio bubble people were on the ground. It’s not a joke, PSL is the second most followed league in the world,” he maintained.
Mr. Salman has requested to desanitize the entire hotel where teams were staying as we didn’t know from where the virus is coming from.
It must be noted here that the event has been postponed earlier today after three new coronavirus positive cases were confirmed earlier today.