Hales takes dig at PCB, questions quality of food in PSL | Courtesy: Alex Hales  |  Photo Credit: Instagram
- Alex Hales posted the picture of the quality of food served to him in PSL
- Hales seemed to have taken a subtle dig at the PCB in the post
- The England batsman later said that it was a one off case where an incorrect order was delivered to him
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been in the news of late for a few off-the-field reasons after as many as 7 Covid-19 cases were reported within the league. While the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already been criticised by Shoaib Akhtar for its handling of the league, England batsman Alex Hales seems to have taken a dig at the PCB for the food he was served in the PSL.
Quetta Gladiators batsman Tom Banton, Islamabad United’s Fawad Ahmed and Karachi Kings’ fielding coach Kamran Khan are among those who have tested positive for the coronavirus in PSL Season 6. While the PCB was already under pressure having had to postpone the T20 league indefinitely, Hales’ Instagram story also got the fans talking.
Hales shared the picture of the food that was served to him at the PSL. “Toast, omelette and baked beans”, Hales captioned the post as he seemed to be taking a dig at the quality of food offered to him.
Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq shared the same on social media and wrote: “It seems Alex Hales might not have been happy with the quality of food served to him at breakfast time during the PSL”.
Hales reacted to the tweet by Sadiq and said that it was only one meal that was incorrect and otherwise, the hospitality in the PSL was excellent.
“It was one meal where the order was incorrect.. I found it funny, nothing more. The food and hospitality here has been excellent, hope this clears it up,” Hales replied.
While it could be possible that the wrong order was delivered to Hales, it was also clearly visible that the quality of the food was also not up to the mark.
Questions have been raised over PCB ever since the rise of Covid-positve cases in the camp forced the board to suspend the PSL season. Even former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has slammed the poor bio-bubble protocols in place that allowed virtually anyone to leave the bubble and an outsider to come in.
With the PSL 2021 now facing an indefinite break, it remains to be seen how and when the PCB manages to reschedule the contest.