The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday postponed the remainder of its premier T20 event — the Pakistan Super League — amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The PSL had entered the knockout stages and semifinal matches were due to be played on Tuesday in Lahore.
Multan Sultans were supposed to play Peshawar Zalmi in the first semi-final while Karachi Kings were due to feature against Lahore Qalanders in the second game. Pakistan Cricket Board made the announcement that the tournament has been postponed for now and will be rescheduled at a later date.
The PCB on Monday called off an upcoming ODI and Test against Bangladesh next month. It also suspended a domestic tournament.
HBL PSL 2020 postponed, to be rescheduled. More details to follow in due course#HBLPSLV— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 17, 2020
The sporting world has taken several hits after COVID19 was declared as a 'pandemic' with several nations joining hands in cancelling events with immediate effect. Cricket hasn't been spared either with India postponing an ongoing bilateral series with South Africa and pushing the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) by 18 days, from March 29 to April 15. The domestic season of several countries, including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, was brought to a premature end while England are left pondering about the start of their domestic season in May, 2020.