Pakistan Super League 2021 Postponed

Just 14 matches completed

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The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League has been postponed.

Only 14 of the 34 matches were completed prior to Thursday, 4 March's postponement.

Several players, including Islamabad United spinner Fawad Ahmed and Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Banton, had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and wellbeing of all participants is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League with immediate effect,” read a statement from the PCB.

“The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February.

“The PCB, as an immediate step, will focus on the safe and secure passage of all participants, and arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines and isolation facilities to the six participating sides.”

The Karachi Kings were at the top of the standings at the time of 2021's postponement.

Overseas Players in the PSL 2021

Several players from abroad were involved in this season's Pakitan Super League.

Australia

  • Dan Christian (Karachi Kings)
  • Fawad Ahmed (Islamabad United)
  • Ben Cutting (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Ben Dunk (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Chris Lynn (Multan Sultans)

West Indies

  • Carlos Brathwaite (Multan Sultans)
  • Chris Gayle (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Chadwick Walton (Karachi Kings)
  • Sherfane Rutherford (Peshawar Zalmi)

England

  • Lewis Gregory (Islamabad United)
  • Phil Salt (Islamabad United)
  • Alex Hales (Islamabad United)
  • Joe Clarke (Karachi Kings)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Ravi Bopara (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Samit Patel (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Tom Abell (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Tom Banton (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Joe Denly (Lahore Qalandars)
  • James Vince (Multan Sultans)
  • Adam Lyth (Multan Sultans)

South Africa

  • Dale Steyn (Quetta Gladiators)
  • David Wiese (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Cameron Delport (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Faf du Plessis (Quetta Gladiators)
  • David Miller (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Colin Ingram (Karachi Kings)
  • Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans)
  • Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans)

Afghanistan

  • Mohammad Nabi (Karachi Kings)
  • Rashid Khan (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Noor Ahmad (Karachi Kings)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Qais Ahmad (Quetta Gladiators)

United States

  • Ali Khan (Islamabad United)

Ireland

  • Paul Stirling (Islamabad United)

Nepal

  • Sandeep Lamichhane (Lahore Qalandars)

PSL 2020 Postponement and Completion

The 2020 PSL was postponed in mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was completed later in the year, though. The Karachi Kings beat the Lahore Qalandars in 17 November 2020's final.

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