PCB to take time before deciding on Bangladesh, Pak Cup Karachi matches

From our correspondent
KARACHI: The prevailing situation regarding coronavirus has turned very complicated. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday after consultation with the Sindh government decided to hold the remaining Pakistan Super League matches of the Karachi-leg in front of the empty stadium.
This has also put a question mark over Pakistan’s matches against Bangladesh in Karachi early next month. Pakistan will face Bangladesh in a one-off one-day game on April 1 here at National Stadium. It will be followed by the Test between the two nations from April 5-9. Pakistan Cup matches are also scheduled to be held here in few days. However a senior official of the PCB said they will take time before deciding the fate of these matches in Karachi.
“There is no shifting but we will think about that (both Bangladesh matches and Pakistan Cup, in the next 24 hours,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan told reporters here on the sideline of the match between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars.
“Today at 6:30pm we got information from the Sindh government. We will take our time,” he was quick to add. 
He said advisory comes from Sindh government.
“Situation in their views requires attention. The situation got worst in Karachi. On the back of Sindh government advisory we made that decision,” Wasim said. Wasim termed the decision to hold PSL Karachi-leg matches in front of the empty stadium a right decision.
“It is absolutely a right decision,” he said. “Human life comes before cricket. Its important that we take care and take responsibility for the people of Karachi. With a heavy heart we made the right decision,” Wasim said.

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