The novel Coronavirus COVID -19 is not affecting the global sports as well. It already affected the UEFA Champions League, the NBA, ATP Tour and IPL 2020 now PSL 2020 edition is next in line.
As per the latest news many overseas cricketers have decided to leave PSL 2020 edition because of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.
BREAKING: PSL 5 will continue as per schedule, PCB announced officially.
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Jason Roy and Tymal Mills of Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi’s Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory and Carlos Brathwaite, Karachi Kings Alex Hales and Multan Sultans’ James Vince are the few who already have confirmed their departures to their native countries.
Although PCB already announced that as per the instruction received from Governemnt of Sindh all the PSL matches in karachi from today will be held in absence of crowd to avoid the major gathering as precautionary measure for Coronavirus COVID -19, but PCB also given the liberty to all the payers that they could decide their way ahead for PSL 2020 if they want to part of it or not as per their own wish.
PCB is continuously monitoring the situation and is in touch with franchise owners for better decision making.