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.
Javed Afridi >>>> PSL
— Kashif Waheed (@DrKWA1) March 4, 2021
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.
All Pakistan has to suffer because javed afridi se jhappiyan control nae huien
— Ayeshay (@champagne_lassi) March 4, 2021
— Mohammad Hazran🇵🇰 (@KhazranSays) March 4, 2021
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.
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.
Javed Afridi and the Zalmi franchise should come out and apologize to the PCB management. From blackmailing the PCB to bend it's COVID-19 measures for Sammy and Wahab to bringing countless actors and actresses who sat down with the management and players, #javedafridi
— Sammad Mughal (@sammad_mughal) March 4, 2021
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.
PCB announced that they have decided to postpone the matches due to the health and well-being of players and participants in the tournament.