PSL postponement to hamper cricket growth in Pakistan: Inzamam-ul-Haq

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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that the sudden suspension of Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition six will have far-reaching consequences and will hamper the return of international cricket in the country, The News reported today.

While reacting to the news of PSL postponement on his official YouTube channel, the 51-year-old said that the league was postponed due to the poor arrangements of the organisers.

“Our mistakes have caused huge losses and if we did not take the right steps to overcome these problems then the return of international cricket would be delayed further,” he said.

The former cricketer added that to avoid repeating such mistakes in the future, strict action against those responsible must be taken.

“There is a need to suppress the issue otherwise such incidents will continue. We have to take action against those responsible for the postponement of PSL 6 and keep them away from the affairs of the next league,” he said.

“We have to tell the world that we are protecting our league and action can be taken against those to set an example so people will avoid future mistakes.”

Inzamam said that the PCB should do a thorough investigation into who broke the bio-secure bubble because all the teams were in the same hotel.

The right-handed batsman said he is afraid more international players will test positive, further tarnishing country’s image.

“Foreign cricketers and teams have returned. It can be said that the arrangements in Pakistan are inadequate which may create problems for us in the future,” he said.

“It is also feared that the tests of many more players will also come positive. I have heard that foreign cricketers have received instructions from their boards and countries to return.” 

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PSL postponement to hamper cricket growth in Pakistan: Inzamam-ul-Haq