Mohammed Hafeez has minced no words while stating openly that it is not fair to blame the postponement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on just Dr. Sohail Saheem, the Head of the PCB’s Medical and Sports Science Department. There were some players who did not follow the Covid-19 protocols that were laid down by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and as the corona cases spiked up in the camps of some PSL teams, Saheem had to resign from his post.
Hafeez stated that it was unfortunate to witness all this as a Pakistan cricketer. Adding that everybody played their roles to bring cricket back to Pakistan, Hafeez opined that the postponement of the PSL took place because of mismanagement.
“It is a very unfortunate scenario as a Pakistani and as a cricketer. We all have played our roles in bringing cricket back to Pakistan. You can call it mismanagement or bad planning, but I believe it has happened,” said Hafeez in a chat on a YouTube channel.
Hafeez was also of the view that it is not right to blame the entire fiasco on just a single individual and concluded by stating that collective responsibility has to be taken for the failure.
“Just like people take credit for small things, you also need to take responsibility for such a big incident. It is not right to blame the entire thing on just one person,” concluded Hafeez.
The 6th season of the PSL was stopped midway due to the Covid 19 pandemic and it remains to be seen when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will conduct the remaining matches of the league.