PSL 6 Postponed: Here Is Why PCB Is Responsible For What Happened

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PSL 6 or the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League was postponed indefinitely today after multiple COVID19 cases emerged from with in the bio-bubble and so, here is a look at why PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) is responsible for it.

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PCB Failed To Implement The Protocols Of The Bio-Bubble

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Cases couldn’t have emerged from with in the bio-bubble had PCB implemented the protocols of it properly. The board showed flexibility when Darren Sammy and Wahab Riaz were allowed to rejoin the Zalmi squad even though both were found guilty of violating the rules and regulations that were in place with regard to COVID19.

Moreover, franchise owners who weren’t part of the bio-bubble were also allowed to be part of the dug-out. Main stream media is also reported breaches in the hotels where the squads were staying. We also wonder on what basis did the PCB allow crowd when the country is still reporting over a 1000 cases of the novel corona virus on a daily basis.

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Hence, it is understood that PCB took things casually and therefore, Ehsan Mani, Wasim Khan etc. should definitely be held responsible for the debacle.

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Postponement Of PSL 6 Might Have Long-term Repercussions  

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International cricket had just returned in Pakistan and so, what has happened is very unfortunate. Australia recently refused to tour South Africa after the Proteas board found it self in a similar bio-bubble controversy during the English tour. This is likely to have long term repercussions and there is every likelihood that the big boys of the game for obvious reason might refuse to visit the country again!