PSL Season 6: Shahid Afridi blames PCB for PSL Season 6 postponement.
PSL Season 6: Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi fired questions towards Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and blames them for the postponement of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 6. He added the cricket board were not prepared with a second-string plan to tackle the situation.
Players and the members from the support staff in the PSL were tested positive for the coronavirus. As many as seven members got infected with the virus post which the league was halted and postponed.
Shahid Afridi speaking at a function in Lahore said that PSL should not have been postponed if PCB had other plans to handle the situation.
“The PSL is a very big brand of Pakistan and Pakistan cricket and it is unfortunate that the PCB didn’t appear to have a plan B for this important event,” he said.
“But it appears they didn’t have a plan B when the COVID-19 cases were detected among some players and officials and this is surprising to me. The postponement didn’t send out a good message,” he said.
The owner of Quetta Gladiators, a franchise in PSL, held PCB responsible for the outburst of the virus as the board failed to maintain the safety standards in the T20 League.
“I think the PCB is 90 per cent responsible for the faults in the bio-secure bubble created for the tournament which eventually led to the postponement of the PSL,” he said.
Nadeem Omar, the owner of Quetta Gladiators, later admitted the miscommunication between PCB and six franchises of the Pakistan Super League which put them in a drastic situation.