LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rescheduled the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 as the fear as well as number of coronavirus cases are rising in the country.
One of the playoffs has been cut, while the other playoff has been turned into semifanl. Whereas, the event final will be held on March 18 at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Earlier, top two teams had to play playoff against each other on March 17. According to the fresh schedule, both the semifinals will be held on March 17 in Lahore.
The amendment in schedule has been made in consultation and with the consent of all the team owners, the PCB announced.
The PCB said PSL playoffs had been turned into semifinals and final. Permission to let Spectators watch the matches will be taken on recommendation of the government, it said.
PCB on Friday officially confirmed that 10 foreign players and one coach had decided not to any further participate in the Pakistan Super League 2020.
“The Pakistan Super League 2020 will proceed as planned, including tonight’s Multan Sultans versus Peshawar Zalmi match, which will commence at the National Stadium Karahci at 8:00pm. The match will be played behind closed doors and only event accredited personnel will be allowed to enter the venue,” it said.
All players and players support personnel have been given the option to withdraw from the PSL 2020. should they wish to do so.
The following players have to date confirmed they will not take any further part in the PSL 2020: Karachi Kings – Alex Hales; Multan Sultans – Rilee Rossouw and James Vince; Peshawar Zalmi – Tom Banton, Carlos Brathwaite, Liam Dawson, James Foster (coach), Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone; and Quetta Gladiators – Jason Roy and Tymal Mills.