The coronavirus pandemic has been a massive spoilsport. Not only has it claimed several hundreds of thousands lives around the globe, it has also engulfed quite an uncertain period of time. The sports arena remains one of the worst hit with several tournaments and competitions getting affected and the latest victim of it is the Pakistan Super League season 6. While the tournament was already suspended midway in March after several COVID-19 cases emerged in bio-secure bubble in Pakistan, the remaining matches were set to resume in June in Karachi. However, the latest development is that the fixtures have been indefinitely postponed.
While earlier report suggested that the Pakistan Cricket Board had received the clearance from the Abu Dhabi government to hold the remaining matches in the gulf city, the postponement comes as a massive blow for the cricketing fraternity.
Decision taken due to operational hurdles: Report
It is further being learned that the meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with the participating franchises is underway following which further details will be available. However, sources close to the development have hinted that the decision has been taken due to operational hurdles such as the franchises having to bear heavy cost and the vaccination of the players and others involved in the conduct of the tournament.
It is to be noted that while the Abu Dhabi government had given the clearance for the PSL fixtures to happen there, a necessary condition needed to be fulfilled by the PCB which was the vaccination of everyone involved in the tournament against COVID-19.