Who shot the Pakistan Super League?

Qui reus est? If Latin was the national language in Pakistan this is what most in the cricket fraternity would be currently hearing right now: “Who is to blame?” for the current Pakistan Super League T20 tournament coming to an unexpected end...

Who shot the Pakistan Super League?
Qui reus est? If Latin was the national language in Pakistan this is what most in the cricket fraternity would be currently hearing right now: “Who is to blame?” for the current Pakistan Super League T20 tournament coming to an unexpected end after just 14 matches due to some players contracting Covid-19. A short history lesson on the country’s flagship tournament, possibly the second most watched T20 tournament in the world after the IPL itself. It started in 2016, played solely in the desert oasis of the United Arab Emirates, initially with five teams and then climbing to six. These are not regional association teams; each is owned by investors, with a regional element to their names. In 2017 the final was played in Lahore and then in 2018 the semi-finals and final were held in Pakistan. This was an initial step in eventually holding the full tournament back in the cricket-starved country, slowly progressing over the next two years to the tournament being held in its entirety in Pakistan from 2020. Then came the pandemic, which was declared in March 2020 by the World Health Organisation – halfway through the PSL tournament. While most sports stopped immediately, the PCB decided to carry on without any spectators, though this effort did not last too long; when a foreign player started to show symptoms, the tournament came to a halt.