The Coronavirus pandemic has left the sports bodies in trouble. Pakistan’s popularity gaining PSL that was about to terminate its fifth season got called-off due to globally spreading Chinese virus.
Pakistan Super League (PSL), that was to generate notable revenues for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PSL franchises was left incomplete in midway with new rescheduling window to be disclosed.
Many cricket authorities from Pakistan were of the view to handing over the PSL trophy to Multan Sultans. Sultans anticipated exceptionally for winning the trophy and finished off on the dominating spot. Shahid Afridi, the senior player from Sultans also raised similar demand.
However, many authorities have also declined the idea saying that the real combat happens in the ground and the winner cannot be chosen on the behalf of league matches.
Wasim Khan, the CEO of PCB while talking to ESPNcricinfo revealed his views which concluded that PCB wants to drag ahead league rather than crowning Sultans.
If the situation of Coronavirus pandemic gets better, PSL will hold later this year.
“We’re currently looking at when we can reschedule the remaining matches to be played, and we’re confident we’ll get those done at the back end of the year, subject to obviously all things going well,” Khan said.
“There’s no fun, right, in just handing it over to Multan Sultans at the moment? Although they’ll probably be pushing for that. Our first point is to go for completion and if it can’t happen then as other leagues around the world have done is to then declare a winner,” he maintained.
However, analysis from the statements suggests that PSL could completely be called-off if circumstances by the end of the year will be similar to that of now. Still, PCB has revealed probable chances to drag the league ahead.
May God have mercy on us!
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