PCB, PSL franchises negotiate to determine PSL 2020 winner

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 412 total views,  34 views today COURTESY BY: https://cricflare.com/ The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises are currently holding discussions to determine a proper solution for the conclusion of the tournament’s 5th season, which was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak just before the knockout stages. According to close sources, the board officials conducted a special meeting regarding the matter and forwarded their suggestions to Chairman Ehsan Mani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan. The PCB’s top hierarchy is reportedly willing to discuss the suitable suggestions with…

3 possible windows for PCB to resume remaining HBL PSL V

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 909 total views,  34 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.cricingif.com/ We hope PCB can start discussing resumption scenarios soon and expect that COVID-19 cases will begin to plummet as it happened in China. The much-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 season came to an abrupt halt after the global health crisis shook the world and culminated in the postponement of all major sporting events. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tried to wrap up the season as quickly as possible by replacing playoffs with semifinals but even that move didn’t help as the outbreak got…

Afridi thinks Multan should be crowned champions after PSL 5 gets postponed

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 2,167 total views,  34 views today Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi thinks that his Multan Sulans side who finished PSL 5’s group stage on top, should be handed the trophy after the tournament got postponed on Tuesday. The Pakistan Super League saw its original schedule tweaked after the PCB shortened the league by 4 days keeping in mind the worsening COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation. On Tuesday, just before a double header featuring semi-finals between the top 4 sides, the PCB decided to call off the remainder of the tournament. According to a…

HBL PSL 2020 postponed, to be rescheduled

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 2,057 total views,  23 views today Lahore, 17 March 2020: The Pakistan Cricket Board today postponed the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 with immediate effect and the two semi-finals and the final will be rescheduled for a later date. This decision was taken after a player, who had left Pakistan a few days ago, showed symptoms of COVID-19 and he will undergo screening shortly. The PCB, as part of its duty of care, has made arrangements for all the players and players support staff of the four semi-finalists, match officials, franchise owners…

PCB postpones remainder of PSL 5 amid coronavirus fears

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 1,822 total views,  18 views today The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday decided to postpone the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 5 due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country. The mega event has been called off just before the semi-finals and the finals took place on Tuesday (March 17) and Wednesday (March 18) respectively. Table-toppers Multan Sultans were due to face former champions Peshawar Zalmi in the first semi-final at 2pm. The 2nd game of the day was the all-important semi-final clash between rivals…

Sultans, Zalmi, Kings and Qalandars to fight for HBL PSL 2020 final berths

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 1,377 total views,  19 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.pcb.com.pk/ We have done all the hard work over the past month and now is the time to make sure we produce the performances for which we have been working,” says Multan Sultans captain Shan Masood  “My boys are my strength and I believe and trust in everyone who is going to play tomorrow,” says Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz “The team has performed well and the whole unit is motivated and ready to perform,” says Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar “We have the…

Semi-final line-up in HBL PSL 2020 completed

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 842 total views,  3 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.psl-t20.com/ It went down to the 30th and final league match of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 before the semi-final line-up was completed on Sunday. In the first semi-final on Tuesday at 2pm at the Gaddafi Stadium, Multan Sultans will face former champions Peshawar Zalmi, while in the second semi-final, which will commence at 7pm at the Gaddafi Stadium, Karachi Kings will lock horns with home side Lahore Qalandars. In the league matches, Sultans defeated  Zalmi by six wickets and three runs to…

I have never felt unsafe in Pakistan: Imran Tahir

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 644 total views,  1 views today Pakistan’s security conditions have been dampened over the last decade or so ever since the horror 2009 attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team. However, the last few years have seen a slow and gradual return of International cricket in the country. The ongoing 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is being hosted in Pakistan in its entirity. Tahir, who is representing Multan Sultans has lent out his full support to Pakistan, amid concerns regarding the safety of overseas players in the country. The…

PCB decides to hold HBL PSL matches at closed National Stadium

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 501 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.pcb.com.pk/ Karachi, 12 March 2020: Following advice from the Sindh Government late Thursday afternoon, the Pakistan Cricket Board, has made a decision to stage the upcoming Karachi HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 matches in front of empty National Stadium. The decision will be enforced from Friday, 13 March, while for the Thursday, 12 March, fixture, the PCB and the Sindh Government have strongly advised the spectators to continue to take all necessary precautionary measures (reproduced below). The precautionary decision has been made to better protect the…

Haris Rauf returns to Lahore Qalandars’ squad

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 661 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.pcb.com.pk Pacer Haris Rauf has returned to Lahore Qalandars’ squad for the ongoing HBL PSL 2020 after being declared fit, it was announced today. Haris is available for selection for Qalandars’ match against Peshawar Zalmi at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. He was rested after the first two matches as he experienced pain in his right heel and was replaced by Salman Irshad, who leaves the side following Haris’ comeback. The 26-year-old’s return to the Qalandars’ side was approved by the event’s technical committee…