LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Govt Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan has mentioned that if coronavirus pandemic ends in a couple of months, the remaining PSL-5 might be hosted in November window.
In a digital interplay with sports activities journalists right here on Saturday, Wasim mentioned: “After the Men’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, we will have November window to conduct the remaining matches of the PSL 2020 just before the drafts of the sixth edition of the PSL. But it all can happen if coronavirus pandemic ends in a few months.”
Highlighting the works carried out by the present PCB in 2019-20, the PCB CEO mentioned: “We’ve efficiently performed greater than 500 matches within the 2019 and 2020, which signifies our dedication with the promotion and betterment of cricket in Pakistan. The league spherical of the PSL-5 was additionally efficiently hosted at numerous grounds of various cities of the nation, the place high quality of cricket and pitches have been nice whereas enthusiasm of cricket followers was sky excessive, which made the mega occasion extra enthralling and thrilling one. A lot of the matches have been performed in entrance of full homes, which mirrored the success and recognition of the occasion.
“The PCB has been working flat-out since August 2019 when the brand new structure got here into impact. Within the lead up, the HBL Pakistan Tremendous League 2020, the PCB had already delivered six males’s and 4 ladies’s home event, apart from planning and supply of worldwide matches, together with dwelling internationals in opposition to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Our groups additionally visited overseas, whereas the boys’s and U19 lads featured in international occasions. With no errors in logistics and operational preparations, I can proudly say the PCB delivered a superb service to cricket within the 2019-20 season,” he added.
When requested when the conventional cricketing actions will resume within the nation, Wasim replied: “The coronavirus pandemic is everywhere in the world and no one across the globe is playing. The start of the England season has also been delayed at least until 28 May, so everyone in the world is the victim of this dangerous disease and as soon as this is overcome, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other world governing bodies will reschedule all the sports events and then we will accordingly reschedule our domestic and national events and also decide about hosting the semifinals and final of the PSL-5.”
When requested whether or not PSL-5 will assist in choosing up the ultimate squad for the Males’s T20 World Cup in Australia, he mentioned: “The national selection committee under Misbah’s leadership will decide about it. And yes if coronavirus pandemic continues, and no activity takes place before the T20 World Cup, the top performers of the PSL-5 will be considered in the squad but it all depends upon the selection committee, who are expert in their department.”
Replying to a question concerning Hafeez’s tweet on Sharjeel Khan, Wasim mentioned: “Hafeez should be focusing on his own cricket instead of giving opinions on right and wrong. Current players should not be going up on social media to criticise other players or talk about what policies the cricket board should or shouldn’t have. They can have their opinions about various things about world cricket and cricket in general but not about the rights and wrongs of players and the boards and they should leave that to cricket board to answer,” he concluded.