Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PSL) for being incompetent after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was immediately postponed due to a spike in COVID-19 cases at the T20 event.
PCB on Thursday announced the postponement of this year’s PSL after a series of positive COVID-19 cases. Only 14 matches can be completed in 34 tournament matches.
Akhtar, in a video posted on his YouTube channel, said there should be a rigorous investigation into the medical panel.
“It is time to blame each other. But you have to admit that this is the responsibility of the medical panel and the biosafety bubble must be properly guarded. There must be a rigorous investigation into the medical panel … The medical panel must not go unnoticed,” Akhtar said.
“… The medical panel should be punished and I ask for higher authorities because they are playing with people’s lives … All the blame has been placed on Wasim Khan and he has been asked to face it all. Who brought Wasim Khan? Ehsan Mani (take him) .
Where is Mani Sahab? Is it Wasim Khan’s responsibility to answer here? Ehsan Mani must provide the answer, he continued.
Last month, PCB allowed Wahab Riaz and Daren Sammy to join the Peshawar Zalmi team without completing the three-day quarantine period. Akhtar said that the PCB had been playing tricks on people’s lives and the Chairman of the PCB, Ehsan Mani, had to take responsibility.
Akhtar also asked higher authorities including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to investigate the matter.
“Aren’t you (PCB) smart to book the whole hotel. People get married there, get their hair cut. Daren Sammy is going out. I don’t understand why you (Javed Afridi) are breaking the biosafety bubble. I am asking Wahab Riaz the same question.” , “said Akhtar.
“… You (PCB) are playing with people’s lives and at the same time you are playing with the reputation of the country … Where is the Chairman of the PCB, he must be responsible. I ask higher authorities and to the honorable court to have a good look. this matter … Where is Mani? Come ahead and answer.
“You have damaged Pakistan’s reputation by destroying the PSL. I ask the higher authorities and the Prime Minister, Pak to investigate this matter. This is an insult to Pakistani and Pakistani cricket,” he added.