Pakistani cricketers are considered the “best kids” on the field

The International Cricket Council has released the details of the code of conduct violations from April 2018 to date. In these 3 years, the Pakistan team committed only 2 violations, its overall attitude was excellent.

In the world of cricket, the Australian team was known for its worst behavior, but in the last 3 years, the worst behavior on the field was expressed by English cricketers.

There were 12 offenses by England during this period, of which James Anderson, Jason Roy, and Johnny Beer Stowe broke the Code of Conduct 2.2 times, fast bowler Stuart Broad was fined 3 times for misconduct and fines. Came under attack. After dismissing Pakistan’s Yasir Shah in August 2020, he was fined a 15% match fee for uttering inappropriate words.

On the other hand, the Australian players have become good after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, first, their team culture was to win at any cost but later it changed and this is proved by only 2 violations in these 3 years. Is the lowest number of violations with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Ireland.

The scorching heat will test the morale of the cricketers

In the remaining matches of PSL 6, the scorching heat will test the morale of the cricketers. June is generally considered the off-season of cricket in Pakistan. Due to the heatwave in the country, matches are not scheduled during this time. The only event in June-July was in the form of the Asia Cup in 2008.

In view of the international engagements in the virtual meeting of PCB officials and franchise owners yesterday, June was considered the most suitable window for the remaining matches of PSL. The decision was made, but even there, enduring the harsh weather will be a challenge.

The scorching sun will bother the cricketers especially when 2 matches are scheduled in one day. Local players may be encouraged to endure the heat. But foreigners can face problems.

At the end of the Test series against India, English cricketer Ben Stokes had revealed that many of the visiting players had lost weight due to heat and gastrointestinal problems. Rawalpindi Stadium could have been better for PSL matches but this option was ignored. ۔

On the other hand, the availability of English cricketers will be difficult as the T20 Blast is also scheduled for June.

Difficulties rescheduling PSL6

Pakistan Super League 6 was postponed after 14 matches due to Corona cases. The PCB is now looking for a new window for the remaining 20 matches. Preliminary consultations have been held with the franchises in this regard. Will be finalized.

The board is facing many difficulties in rescheduling the event. If it is held in June, the cricketers will be severely affected by the hot weather. Due to the doubleheader, the first match must be held in broad daylight.

The English T20 Blast is scheduled to start on June 9, before which the players have to be quarantined. In that case, the England cricketers will not be able to come for the PSL.

The franchisees want to hold competitions as soon as possible, but the matter goes to September. Apparently, the window will be available even after the T20 World Cup in November.

The franchises and board meeting also discussed the proposal to hold matches at the end of this month, but the national team’s tour of South Africa has been postponed. will have to do.

Due to this Relations with the South African board will also deteriorate. Now that a chartered flight has been booked for departure, there is no possibility of postponing the tour.

PSL 6 Gaddafi Stadium’s Fortune Shines

Gaddafi Stadium’s fortunes are bright, while Lahore has become a strong candidate to host the remaining PSL 6 matches.

PSL 6 has been postponed due to increasing Corona cases, PCB officials and franchises discussed the proposed windows in a virtual meeting on Monday to complete the event, one this month, the second in June, and the third in September. A final decision is expected this week.

According to the report, Lahore has emerged as a strong candidate for hosting the remaining matches. Rejecting the proposal to hold matches in Karachi, 5 out of 6 franchises supported the festival at Gaddafi Stadium.

If the event is not completed, there will be a loss of 15 million in terms of commercial contracts, remembering that 70% of the players have already been paid. On the other hand, it has also come to light that in view of the Coronavirus, the franchisees had written a letter to the board on December 25 last year advising them to move to PSL UAE.

Board officials said there were no dangers in hosting the event in Pakistan, no untoward incidents occurred during the hosting of Zimbabwe and South Africa, and shifting league matches abroad would also affect the return of international cricket.

When to complete PSL? Start considering new dates

A virtual meeting of PCB and PSL franchise owners was held yesterday. Chairman Ehsan Mani was accompanied by CEO Wasim Khan, COO Salman Naseer, and Commercial Director Babar Hamid on behalf of the board. All 6 team owners represented the franchises.

Ehsan Mani appeared on the back foot during the meeting and his attitude remained friendly. On some occasions, other officials wanted to draw attention to bio-bubble violations by franchisees. But the chairman interrupted them and asked them to talk only about the remaining matches.

Now is not the time to blame each other, think of completing the event first, he said. In this regard, the proposal for the third week of this month came up, but it does not seem very feasible because the Pakistan team has to go to South Africa where the first ODI will be on April 2.

Wasim Khan also said that there is no point in rushing because a foreign company will have to give time to create a biosecure environment. Following the IPL final on May 30, the issue of holding in June was discussed while the September option was also considered.

He also said that he knows that the affairs of the league should be further improved. Both the PCB and the franchisees want PSL to develop and for that, we have to work together. He vowed not to repeat the mistakes.

It was decided at the meeting that the remaining matches would be held in the city where a full hotel is available so that the presence of unrelated persons would not affect the bio-bubble.

Announcement of the fact-finding panel for investigation of PSL 6

A two-member fact-finding panel comprising epidemiologist Dr. Syed Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Salma Muhammad Abbas will review the prescribed biosecure protocols and bylaws.

Dr. Syed Faisal Mehmood is working as a Section Head and Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Aga Khan University.

Dr. Salma Muhammad Abbas is working as a Consultant for Infectious Diseases and General Medicine at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lahore. The panel will submit its recommendations and suggestions to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani by March 31.

This independent panel will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive and detailed review of the Corona SOPs developed for PSL 6, identifying any deficiencies, and making recommendations that this biosecure environment is free of Corona. Why couldn’t he stay?

Ehsan Mani says the PCB is very serious about the health and safety of its players, sports staff, and its match officials. We have demonstrated this in the home series against Zimbabwe and South Africa and in the recent 9 tournaments of the domestic season.

He said the sole purpose of appointing this independent panel of two experts is to conduct an honest, constructive, and purposeful review. “It will liaise with all relevant stakeholders, including the independent panel event and hotel staff, medical and compliance officers, team players, and management, so that we can better understand how these cases come to light,” he added. This independent panel will then present its recommendations to us.

When will the remaining PSL matches be possible?

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has postponed the league starting February 20 due to increasing cases of coronavirus in PSL-6.

After a virtual meeting between the Pakistan Cricket Board and the team owners, the PCB announced the immediate postponement of the Pakistan Super League-6.

Sources said that Pakistan Cricket Board is looking into all the aspects which have the potential to complete the incomplete PSL event. In such a scenario, the Pakistan Cricket Board thinks that the remaining matches may be held in May for which an announcement is expected next week after talking to the franchise.

Due to the negligence and irresponsibility of Pakistan’s super league management, PSL had to be postponed. No proper steps were taken to protect the players and officials from Corona during the series.

Voices raised against PSL matches, proposal to deprive Lahoreis

In the second phase of PSL 6, all the matches including play-off matches and finals are to be played in Lahore. It is also being considered that the remaining matches should be completed in Shar-e-Quaid.

In view of the renewed logistical problems for biosecurity in Lahore, some franchisees suggested that it would be better if all the matches were held in Karachi after improving the arrangements. Others said that shifting competitions from Lahore was not in the interest of the event. However, the clear position of the Qalandars came to the fore that the scheduled matches should not be moved to Gaddafi Stadium.

Franchise spokesman Samin Rana said that there are more corona cases in Karachi than Lahore, so depriving Lahoreis of matches would not be the right decision.

On the other hand, the board officials are reviewing all the situations and events. Some franchises expressing reservations have agreed to the proposal to hold all the matches in Karachi. The PCB has approached the local administration for security and other issues. Permission will be required, with a final decision expected on Thursday.

It may be recalled that the last match is to be played in Karachi on March 7, after which 14 matches are scheduled in Lahore.

After closing all the nets at Gaddafi Stadium and LCCA ground in Lahore on the instructions of the PCB officials, arrangements are being made for the practice of the teams. There is also a plan for a chartered plane for the departure of squads and officials.

The crowded ball will not be reused on the field

Corona cases in PSL 6 forced the PCB to take more drastic measures while the ball going into the crowd will not be used again on the field.

Sami ul Hassan Burney said that it is the responsibility of the PCB to protect the reputation of the event, we are making every effort in this regard, some additional steps are also being taken.

He said that the ground staff of the National Stadium must wear gloves, along with more than 100 people involved in the broadcasting crew have also been tested. He said that the ball going into the crowd will not be reused in the field, if anyone is thrown inside, it will be sanitized, however, the most difficult situation is, the whole world is facing these problems.

Samiul Hassan Burney said that it is not easy for anyone to live in the bio-bubble, sports events all over the world are going through similar situations, we are also helping and guiding the franchises in every possible way to maintain the enthusiasm and quality of the game and Complete in the same way.

The PSL biosecure bubble became “unsafe”

The PSL’s biosecure bubble became “unsafe”, with the PCB’s weak strategy being blamed for the new Corona case.

By showing leniency to Peshawar Zalmi, other teams were also shown the way to break the rules. It has also been revealed that the families of some cricketers have been allowed to join without quarantine. Holding is not without risk, last year there were 12 cases in 4 playoff matches, the number may still increase.

On the other hand, the PCB conducted the PCR test of Islamabad and Quetta Gladiators last night. All the teams were instructed to stay on their floor for one day. Now, every 4 days, BioSecure will conduct a PCR test of all the people present in the bubble, including cricketers, families, officials, and team owners. When the case of Fawad Ahmed came to light yesterday, the first rapid test of Islamabad United was conducted.

The PCB claimed to have developed a bio-secure bubble for PSL 6, but even there the corona cases have raised questions about its usefulness, sources said, adding that the board’s strategy is weak, under pressure from Peshawar Zalmai. Wahab Riaz and Darren Sammy set a negative precedent by allowing the team to join the team a day later, showing other franchises the way to break the rules, to join the families of some cricketers without quarantine. Permission has also been revealed.