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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Twitteratis slam Javed Afridi, Salman Iqbal on the postponement of PSL 6

Social media users are criticizing Afridi for bringing celebrities into the bio-secure bubble.

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi is receiving flak on social media after PCB delayed the PSL 6 following the outbreak of coronavirus among the participants of the tournament.

Internet users have accused Afridi of violating the SOPs of coronavirus during the tournament. Social media users are criticizing Afridi for bringing in with himself celebrities in the bio-secure bubble. Pictures of him with YouTuber Shahveer Jaffrey, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, and the Instagram influencer, Dananeer Mubeen went viral on social media.

Twitter users even added that Javed Afridi had threatened PCB to let players Wahab Riaz and Peshawar Zalmi play the matches after they were found breaching the bio bubble. Cricket fans had asked why the two players were allowed to play earlier when Afridi had threatened to boycott matches if the management had not allowed them to play the matches.



Pictures of him meeting and hugging the two players had circulated on social media. On the other hand, Karachi Kings owner, Salman Iqbal, too is being criticized for bringing in with himself celebrities and sitting with the players in the dug-out.

Read more: PCB delays PSL 6 due to rising incidents of Covid-19 among players

Others added that management failed to implement strict COVID-19 restrictions since the crowd was also seen sitting closely in the stands when in fact they should have been made sit at a six-feet distance.

The team owners and players have expressed disappointment and remorse for the postponement of the tournament.


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday, has announced to delay the Pakistan Super League (PSL 6)after the outbreak of coronavirus among players. Earlier, an Australian player named Fawad Ahmed from Islamabad United was first tested positive for coronavirus last week. Following him two other people had tested positive, triggering worry among teams, management, and followers of PSL.

Read more: Atif Aslam to make his debut at the PSL 6 opening ceremony

PCB announced that they have decided to postpone the matches due to the health and well-being of players and participants in the tournament.