Here’s How an Overseas Player Had a Crucial Role in The Suspension of PSL

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The fifth edition of The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was suspended hours before the first semi-final games between The Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars.

While  the Pakistan Cricket Board had earlier decided against suspending the season.When an overseas players developed symptoms of the Covid-19, the PCB decided to cancel the rest of the  tournament.

The overseas players was reportedly England’s Alex Hales, who was representing the Karachi Kings. The Englishman later on denied any such news.

Now, another English cricketer Chris Jordan has commented about the PSL and how Alex Hales may have got the PSL suspended. Chris Jordan revealed that everything was normal until Alex Hales talked to the players after developing symptoms.

“I spoke to Alex when he began to feel unwell, he contacted the guys in our team to let them know what he was experiencing and from there things moved pretty quickly,” he told PA news.

“We took the test, but I wasn’t overly concerned because I had been following it quite closely. I knew it could take anyone down but also that there has been many more recoveries,” he added.

Moreover, he added that he wasn’t concerned about the coronavirus as it was under control in Pakistan at that time. Chris Jordan was one of the many overseas players who decided to stay and play the complete PSL when the first few cases were reported in Pakistan.

 

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    Councller (261 posts)

    Better safe than sorry if foreign players had contracted covid 19 in Pakistan it would have ruined the PSL name and no foreign player would have come in the future

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