The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has postponed the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 on the day of the semi-finals amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The knockout matches of PSL were scheduled to be played in Lahore today, however, the remaining matches including Wednesday’s final has been called off.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT#HBLPSLV postponed, to be rescheduled. More details to follow in due course.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 17, 2020
Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar agreed with the PCB’s call, saying that “at this time of hour we needed to do what the world was doing”.
Sikander Bakht suggested that the unfinished tournament can be concluded before the start of the next year.
He said that even if a winner was not found, the PSL 2020 “achieved its target of showing the world that Pakistan is safe to stage major tournaments”.
Table-toppers Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi were scheduled to face off each other while the second fixture was between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars.