PSL 6 postponement leads to criticism on the participants of the league for flouting COVID-19 SOPS.
Many of the Pakistan Super League’s fans took to social media on Thursday to express their disappointment following PCB’s announcement.
The day also saw reports of two more players of Islamabad United testing positive for coronavirus, including Hassan Ali and Hussain Tallat.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Cricket Board announced that the Pakistan Super League 6 has been delayed “with immediate effect” after seven people participating in the tournament-tested positive for Covid-19.
The COVID-19 positive cases in PSL6 has raised question marks over PCB’s bio-secure bubble arrangement.
This was bound to happen as the players and the team’s management did not listen to the advisory issued by the authorities.
Reports state that a number of players violated protocols as their families keep visiting the hotel and a few went to attend parties as well.
Meanwhile, when Islamabad United’s Hassan Ali tried to blame evil eye responsible for the postponing of PSL6, a social media user corrected him by saying happened due to COVID-19!
COVID bolte hai usko, nazar nahi.— Silly Point 🙏 Kohli (@FarziCricketer) March 4, 2021
The internet on Thursday saw messages form disappointed PSL fans and there were a number of accusations as well.
For many the postponement of Pakistan Super League is a national tragedy. A number of people also came out demanding proper investigation to expose the culprits who are responsible of this loss. There should be a inquiry commission to bring the facts before the public.
Yes and why was Dananeer allowed in the dug out with Javed Afridi?— Rana Talha Asfar 🇵🇰 (@RTAluvzAfridi) March 4, 2021
Why were other celebrities sitting together with the team managements and officials? Probably meeting the players too?
Are they all a part of the bio-secure bubble?
Correct me if I am wrong.
Maya ali, Javed afridi, pawri girl, salman iqbal, fahad mustafa jesy log ground mn kia leny aaty thy? Alamgeer tareen owner of MS stayed in the bubble with the team. No celeb was there for MS or LQ team. Baqi sb apna show off krlo kamino.— 𝐙𝐞𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@ItsMeeZeee) March 4, 2021
Pcb should ban Zalmi and Javed AFRIDI for Atleast 2 years .. He is the main Culprit who brings Celebrities like Pawry girl" Mahira Khan and more thats fucked up everything now https://t.co/mOBR3blYmp— Hamza Hameed Mirza (@PzMirza) March 4, 2021
I don’t understand it. How could you let Javed Afridi, Wahab & Sammy set such a terrible precedent. There was so much at stake-why would you risk contamination, mingling of players, families, franchise owners? This is literally the biggest thing we have all year. #PSL62021— Hadeel Obaid (@hadouken51) March 4, 2021
Twitter also say hallirious memes trending afterwards the postponement announcement.
PSL fans are trying hard to take out their frustration by flooding social media with jokes and memes.
PSL 6 POSTPONED AND THESE FOUR PICTURES SUMMED UP MY MOOD. pic.twitter.com/vpQVKmGKR8— Humna. (@Humnayyy) March 4, 2021
* PSL 6 postponed *— Hamza Tweets (@Hamza_tweets69) March 4, 2021
Meanwhile Covid 19: pic.twitter.com/hULFfOsJaH
People Enjoying PSL-6— DIL_E.NADAAN (@Dil_enadaan) March 4, 2021
Ruko zara sabar karo 😂 pic.twitter.com/Wh8fMhJh2M
This is not the first time that the PSL 6 has faced postponement!
Earlier this year The PSL 5 T20 tournament was suspended indefinitely in March 2020 after COVID-19 pandemic was on surge.
PCB scheduled knockout stage matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 that were suspended due pandemic.
While the final of PSL 5 was played on March 18, 2021 which was previously slated for March 22.