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Shahid Afridi accuses PCB of postponing PSL 6

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Former skipper Shahid Afridi has criticized the Pakistan Cricket Council for postponing PSL 6 for fearing COVID-19 among franchisees, saying the postponement has shown that PCB has no plan B to return to.

Speaking at a rally in Lahore, Afridi said the Pakistan Super League should not have been postponed.

“PSL is a very big brand of Pakistan and Pakistani cricket and it is unfortunate that PCB does not seem to have a Plan B for this important event,” he said.

“But they didn’t seem to have a plan B when the COVID-19 cases were discovered among some players and employees, and that’s surprising to me. The postponement didn’t send a good message,” he said.

Nadezhda Omar, owner of the Quetta Gladiators franchise, also believes that PCB is responsible for not maintaining the bio-bubble created for the Karachi event.

“I think the PCB is 90 percent responsible for the errors in the biosecurity bubble created for the tournament, which ultimately led to the postponement of the PSL,” he said.

Omar also noted that PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani acknowledged that there was a communication gap between the board and PSL’s six franchises, one of the reasons for the bio-bubble’s failure.

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