Investigating Committee reveals the real reason behind the postponement of PSL 6 [REPORT]
According to the committee's findings, the postponement situation could have been avoided if necessary action had been taken after the first positive case was reported.
After the postponement of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Pakistan Cricket Board formed a two-member fact-finding committee to investigate the events that led to the postponement. The committee panel consisted of two disease experts, Syed Faisal Mehmood and Salma Mohammad Abbas.
According to reports, the committee has now identified the factors that led to the postponement of The PSL and submitted their findings to the PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani. The board is currently reviewing the report thoroughly, following which it will announce the next step of the procedure.
The Findings of the Report
According to sources, the fact-finding committee believes that there were several lapses from the PSL management and players that led to the event’s postponement. The report revealed that due to these lapses, the coronavirus entered the bio-secure bubble.
According to the committee’s findings, the postponement situation could have been avoided if necessary action had been taken after the first positive case was reported. Regarding this, the report read:
The players showed carelessness while being in the bio-secure bubble. Initially, due to the soft attitude of the PCB, the players showed negligence.
The report further stated:
Various private events in the hotel also led to the spread of Covid-19 among participants, while franchises also could not fulfill their responsibilities properly.
The committee concluded the report by stating:
If steps had been taken after the first positive case, the situation could have been avoided.
Recap of PSL Postponement
The sixth edition of PSL was postponed after at least nine players tested positive for the virus. The PCB said:
The decision to postpone was taken following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and well-being of all participants. The board’s immediate next step is to focus on the safe and secure passage of all participants and arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines, and isolation facilities to the six participating sides. Fourteen out of the scheduled 34 matches in the tournament have been completed.
Although PCB has announced that PSL 6 would resume, the tournament dates have not been finalized yet.
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