Tareen stated that it would be a huge blow especially for the Lahore Qalandars franchise
Multan Sultans' co-owner Ali Tareen, while responding Cricket Pakistan’s story about the expected cancelation of the remaining Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five, claimed that it would be a great injustice for the franchises that have qualified for the play-offs stages if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) takes such a decision.
Tareen stated that it would be a huge blow especially for the Lahore Qalandars franchise which had qualified for the play-offs for the first time since the tournament’s inception.
“This would be a huge injustice against the teams who have qualified. Especially Lahore Qalandars who qualified after so long and had a genuine shot of winning. IA we will all get to see the remaining games (even without foreigners). Give our local talent more chances to shine,” Tareen tweeted.
This would be a huge injustice against the teams who have qualified. Especially @lahoreqalandars who qualified after so long and had a genuine shot of winning.— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) July 25, 2020
IA we will all get to see the remaining games (even without foreigners). Give our local talent more chances to shine ⭐️ https://t.co/Mi5GH4arMj
Meanwhile, the remaining PSL season five matches are unlikely to take place due to non-availability of foreign players and low expected revenue. The final decision on the matter will be taken in September.
The fifth edition was postponed indefinitely due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, before the playoffs stage.
Initially, the PCB was looking to hold the remaining matches during the second half of November or early December but now the chances of this happening look bleak.
The winner of the tournament will be decided after consultation with franchises. It must be noted that Multan Sultans were at the top of the table, after completion of the group stage matches.
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