Multan played Peshawar in the first semi-final at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium followed by a second match between Karachi and Lahore The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic hours before the semi-finals were expected to commence in Lahore on Tuesday.
The franchise-based Twenty20 tournament was shortened by four days last week and a majority of international players left before the semi-finals.
“HBL PSL 2020 has been postponed, to be rescheduled. Further information to be announced in due course,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in Tweet.
Multan had to face Peshawar in the first semi-final at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, followed by a second match between Karachi and Lahore.
The final was set for the same venue on Wednesday.
The last leg of Bangladesh’s Pakistan tour, which included a test match and a one-day international in Karachi next month, was postponed on Monday.
“It’s painful to see the end of the PSL, but the secret to the health and welfare of those concerned…” Multan’s Shahid Afridi tweeted.
The PSL postponement preceded Pakistan’s decision to suspend all domestic soccer because of the coronavirus epidemic, which shut down sport around the world and killed more than 7,000 people.