PCB medical chief Dr Sohail Saleem palms resignation to chairman Ehsan Mani

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Pakistan Cricket Board’s Director of Medical and Sports Sciences Dr Sohail Saleem. Photo: PCB
  • Resignation comes after PCB did not arrange a profitable biosecure bubble for PSL amid coronavirus.
  • PCB spokesperson says Chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan will give the ultimate approval on Sohail Saleem’s resignation.
  • If the resignation is accepted, Saleem will serve a one-month discover interval.

KARACHI: After the postponement of the  Pakistan Super League, Pakistan Cricket Board’s Director of Medical and Sports Sciences Dr Sohail Saleem on Saturday submitted his resignation to Chairman Ehsan Mani.

“Dr Sohail has sent his resignation to Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani,” the PCB spokesperson instructed the media. 

The official said that Mani and PCB Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan will determine whether or not the resignation needs to be accepted or not.

According to the spokesperson, if the resignation is accepted then Dr Saleem will serve a month-long discover interval as per his contract. 

He added that inside that interval Dr Saleem will cooperate with the probe that can look into the failure of the biosecure bubble which led to the PSL’s postponement.

Dr Saleem had been below fireplace ever because the PCB put the event on maintain after a number of gamers contracted the coronavirus.

PSL 2021 postponed as a result of COVID-19

The sixth version of PSL was postponed earlier this week as a result of rising COVID-19 circumstances among the many gamers and officers concerned within the event.

“Following a meeting with the team owners and considering the health and wellbeing of all participants is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League 6 with immediate effect,” read the PCB statement.

It said that the decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on February 20.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan held a media conference at the National Stadium to discuss the tournament’s postponement.

He said that they had to put PSL on hold as they were not “effectively” in a position to implement the usual working procedures required for a bio safe bubble.