COVID-19 forces HBL PSL 2020 to postpone.


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday postponed the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 with immediate effect and the two semifinals and the final will be rescheduled for a later date. This decision was taken after a player, who had left Pakistan a few days ago, showed symptoms of COVID-19 and he will undergo screening shortly.

The PCB, as part of its duty of care, has made arrangements for all the players and players support staff of the four semifinalists, match officials, franchise owners and production crew to undergo precautionary tests and has strongly advised them to wait for the results prior to undertaking any travel. PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said: 'This is absolutely the right thing to do after an overseas player, who will be tested in his country shortly, has shown symptoms of COVID-19. 'The PCB has also facilitated the process of carrying out immediate tests of all those who were involved with the HBL Pakistan Super League. 'This is an unprecedented situation, which is evolving with each passing day.

The PCB has closely monitored the situation and had taken precautionary measures including consultation...

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