14:25 GMT23 April 2021
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    Six cricket teams were participating in the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League, with nearly half of the 34 matches played before the tournament was called off.

    The Pakistan’s Super League (PSL) cricket tournament was postponed indefinitely on Thursday with immediate effect after three more cricketers tested positive for coronavirus. A total of seven cricketers have now tested positive for COVID-19.

    “Following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and well being of all participants is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League 6 with immediate effect," a statement by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) read.

    “The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which started on 20 February.”

    So far, a total of 14 matches were played in the 34-match tournament.

    England batsman Tom Banton says he was one of the two foreign players to test positive for COVID-19 and is now in quarantine. Australian leg-spin bowler Fawad Ahmed and a support staff member earlier tested positive for the virus.

    PCB Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan will give an update at 3 pm Pakistan time.

    ​Six teams were taking part in the PSL including Islamabad United, Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars, Pehsawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, and Karachi Kings.

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