Pakistan Super League postponed with immediate effect

File image: Pakistan Super League.

The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League has been postponed after just 14 of a scheduled 34 matches were completed.

The postponement comes after several players, including Australian and Islamabad United leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and wellbeing of all participants is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League with immediate effect,” read a statement from the PCB.

“The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February.

“The PCB, as an immediate step, will focus on the safe and secure passage of all participants, and arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines and isolation facilities to the six participating sides.”

South African players at the 2021 PSL

  • Dale Steyn (Quetta Gladiators)
  • David Wiese (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Cameron Delport (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Faf du Plessis (Quetta Gladiators)
  • David Miller (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Colin Ingram (Karachi Kings)
  • Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans)
  • Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans)

The Karachi Kings are the reigning champions – and were at the top of the six-team standings at the time of the postponement.

The 2020 PSL was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, too, but was completed later that year.