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 tweet by the official PSL handle, the semi-finals and final which were scheduled to be played in Lahore on Tuesday Wednesday respectivelu, will now be rescheduled.
The decision was applauded by many a pundits and anchors across the country, with many of them thinking it should have been taken sooner. Afridi, the Multan Sultans allrounder took to his twitter handle to address the public regarding the latest situation. The 40-year-old also laid forth the idea of his team being handed the PSL 5 title after finishing top in the group stage.
“Sad to see the PSL end, but health and safety of all concerned is the key, esp those who are travelling back to their homes.Perhaps the decision could have been taken earlier, with regards to the trophy…well the table-topper should be handed the trophy?” Afridi tweeted
Sad to see the PSL end, but health and safety of all concerned is the key, esp those who are travelling back to their homes.Perhaps the decision could have been taken earlier, with regards to the trophy…well the table-topper should be handed the trophy? 😊 @MultanSultans
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 17, 2020
Multan Sultans struggled in their first few PSL seasons, but the men in green and blue were on top of their game for the most part of PSL 5. Led by Shan Masood, the league-leaders won 6 games out of 10, with 2 matches getting washed out due to rain. They sat 1st with 14 points in the PSL table, followed by Karachi and Lahore with 11 and 10 points respectively. Peshawar Zalmi were 4th with 9 points after having won 4 games.
The Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to announce the new schedule for the postponed games and a decision is to be expected over the next week.