PCB postpones Bangladesh series, Pakistan Cup indefinitely
Statesman Report
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday said it had in consultation with the Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to postpone the upcoming One-Day International and Test in Karachi for a later date as the country takes measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Bangladesh cricket team was due to arrive in Karachi on March 29 to play an ODI on April 1 and the second ICC World Test Championship Test from April 5-9.
According to a press release from PCB, the two boards will identify a future date when the ICC World Test Championship commitment can be fulfilled.
The first Test of the series was played in Rawalpindi from February 7-10, which Pakistan won by an innings and 44 runs.
As for the overseas presence in the PSL, over a dozen cricketers have left Pakistan for home, with Chris Lynn becoming the latest to leave, his decision becoming public soon after he hit a match-winning century against Multan Sultans to put his team Lahore Qalandars in the PSL knockouts for the first time.
The PCB has responded to the exodus of foreign players by allowing teams to complete their XIs with local players as needed, and also replace the overseas players with local ones.
Meanwhile, the PCB has also indefinitely postponed the domestic Pakistan Cup one-day tournament, featuring six provincial teams, which was scheduled to start on March 25 and run until April 24, with matches played in Karachi, Multan, Lahore and Faisalabad.