HBL PSL 5 postponed indefinitely
ISLAMABAD: The Habib Bank Limted (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five has been postponed indefinitely after a meeting between PCB and PSL franchises.
The decision was taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PSL franchises unanimously.
Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi backed PCB’s decision to postpone the league amid coronavirus scare.
“PSL 2020 to postpone as state of emergency is declared in the country as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus, COVID 19 situation in Pakistan. After reviewing the situation altogether I believe it’s right in favour of everyone involved in @thePSLt20,” Javed Afridi said in a tweet.
Multan Sultans’ all-rounder Shahid Afridi also threw his weight behind PCB’s decision to postpone the league, while also hinting that this year’s table-toppers should be crowned champions.
“Sad to see the PSL end, but health and safety of all concerned in this pandemic is the key. Perhaps the decision could have been taken earlier, with regards to the trophy….well the table-topper should be handed the trophy? @MultanSutlans,” said Shahid Afridi in a tweet.
Lahore Qalandars’ all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez also echoed similar thoughts.
“Postponing HBLPSL2020 Due to Corona is a wise decision according to present circumstances. Sad but Health & Safety comes 1st, we all need to observe Precautions carefully. StaySafe,” said Hafeez in a tweet.