Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that it is not right to blame one person for the postponement of the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), calling it “bad planning” and “mismanagement.”
The veteran cricketer implied that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should take responsibility of the fallout just like it does when things go right.”Just like people take credit for small things, so you also need to take responsibility for such a big incident. It is not right to blame the entire thing on just one person,” Hafeez was quoted as saying on Cricket Pakistan.
Last Sunday, PCB’s Medical and Sports Sciences head Dr Sohail Saleem had resigned from his position after a Covid-19 outbreak was reported in the tournament’s bio-secure bubble that forced the Board to delay the event.
Hafeez said that while the incident damaged Paksitan’s image, he hopes things are managed better ahead as PCB announced that the PSL 202 will resume in June in Karachi. “We need to understand that our reputation has taken a major hit. I personally feel sorry because it shouldn’t have happened. I hope things are planned and managed better from here so nothing like this happens again with Pakistan,” he said.
Meanwhile, the PCB has named a two-member fact-finding panel to review the bio-secure protocols and bylaws put in place during the event. The panel will submit its findings and recommendations to PCB Chairman by March 31.
Read: Salman Butt questions Shadab’s selection, slams PCB for having ‘no direction’