It’s been more than a week since the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was postponed for an indefinite period. The semi-finals of the tournament are yet to be played and the fans are anxiously waiting to witness the knockout games of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the English all-rounder Chris Jordan who played for Karachi Kings in PSL-V shared his experience of final few days of the tournament and his stay in Pakistan. Chris stated that he was completely relaxed and didn’t panic at all.
He further added that the players and staff members were getting regular updates from the authorities during the last stage of the tournament. Jordan said that it was an individual decision for every foreign player and it was completely up to them if they wanted to go or stay. It is important to mention that Chris was among the few foreign players that decided to stay for the last stage of the competition.
“It was up to each person to make their own decision and everyone has their own scenario – be it their family or their kids. It wasn’t a case of ‘one go, all go’ or ‘one stay, all stay’,” Jordan is quoted as saying by PA news agency.
“Pretty much all the other cricket was gone in the end, everything, but the cases in Pakistan were still minimal. In the end the questions you had to answer were about what if things move quickly back in England, could we get back? I always felt if anything was happening we would get notified early.” said the English all-rounder.
The experienced player also narrated what happened after Alex Hales started feeling unwell.
“I spoke to Alex when he began to feel unwell, he contacted the guys in our team to let them know what he was experiencing and from there things moved pretty quickly,” he told PA news agency.
“We took the test, but I wasn’t overly concerned because I had been following it quite closely. I knew it could take anyone down but also that there have been many more recoveries,” he added.
Chris also clarified that he was trying to stay as calm as possible during the early stages of the Coronavirus outbreak.
“Once I had an understanding of how it was attacking people and who was most vulnerable to it, I tried to stay pretty calm about it. Some people who have had it don’t show symptoms so it was important that I knew so that I could keep myself to myself.” concluded the Barbados born all-rounder.