No change in plan for PSL 5 matches in Karachi just yet, says PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Tuesday that no changes have been made to the schedule and itinerary of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches scheduled yet in Karachi and that the fixtures will go as planned as things stand at present.
A PCB spokesman’s remarks, according to a media source, came in the midst of circulated rumors that the Sindh administration was contemplating a ban on public gathering to curb coronavirus outbreak.
Provincial Minister of Health Azra Fazal Pechuho has also denied that a decision has already been made in this regard.
Nevertheless, if a decision is made in this regard, the quintet of PSL 2020 matches to be played in the port city would be ruined.
The board will hold a meeting with officials of the health department of the Sindh government according to the PCB spokesperson.
Additionally, PCB official Zakir Khan will arrive in Karachi to supervise the arrangements and meetings.
Sporting leagues across the globe have held their events behind closed doors without spectators when faced with a similar or even more extreme situation, as was done in the Italian Serie A recently before all sporting activities were suspended today.