ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 

Pakistan’s cricket authority on Thursday announced that it had postponed the ongoing Pakistan Super League tournament after several players tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an official said.

Following a meeting with team owners, the management of the T20 format cricket tournament said in a statement that the country cricket board decided to postpone the league with immediate effect, adding that the health and wellbeing of all participants was paramount.

The decision came in response to seven cases of the virus reported in the competition, which started on Feb. 20.

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