‘Imagine if this outbreak…’: Shoaib Akhtar hits out at PSL team owner over Coronavirus remark – cricket

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi after the latter prompt Pakistan Super League (PSL) may have continued for an additional 48 hours. The PSL had entered the knockout phases and semifinal matches had been as a result of be performed on Tuesday, nevertheless, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) postponed the rest of the event amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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Following the postponement information, Javed Afridi had stated he was in favour of holding the ultimate few matches of the event. He prompt that it’s only a matter of two days that the event will come to an finish.

“I back the decision to postpone the league but on a personal note I was in favour of holding the remaining matches as well. While we were discussing this issue in meeting with other PSL franchises and PCB, I raised the point that it is just a matter of 48 hours, so let the PSL conclude in a better way,” Afridi was quoted as saying by ProfessionalPakistani.pk.

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This didn’t go down effectively with Akhtar and he hit again at Afridi by asking who would have been accountable if virus had unfold within the stadium stuffed with followers throughout a match.

“One of the team owners is still saying that these remaining matches should also have taken place. Imagine if this outbreak had spread in the stadium, be it Karachi or Lahore,” Akhtar was quoted as saying by ProfessionalPakistani.pk.

“Honestly, it was a stupid mistake by the PCB to continue the league. Also I’m pretty sure that they would have kept it running if the case had not emerged. PCB was late about six days with regards to suspension of the league. Putting people at risk was not a sensible thing to do.”

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The PSL had seen quite a few withdrawals by overseas gamers in the previous few days and most had left the occasion to return dwelling in view of the pandemic that has claimed greater than 7,000 lives internationally.

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