PCB gets ‘green signal’ to move PSL matches to UAE

By: News Desk      Published: 12:55 PM, 16 May, 2021
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The remaining matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021, which was abandoned due to surge in Covid-19 infections across Pakistan, will now take place in UAE as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) got a green signal, reported 24NewsHD TV channel, quoting its sources on Sunday.

According to the sources, the franchises have instructed their players to undergo Covid-19 testing on May 18. The players were directed to report to Lahore PC Hotel on May 20. 

The teams will leave for the United Arab Emirates on May 21 on a chartered plane. Players will have to quarantine for ten days after arriving in UAE

According to the PCB, the PSL 6 matches will resume on June 1 with the final scheduled for June 20. 

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Prior to the commencement of matches, a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for all participants will start from May 22 in one hotel and the following three days of training sessions.

Former Test cricketer Rashid Latif tweeted that PSL 2021 remaining matches will take place in Abu Dhabi.

Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had announced the schedule of the remaining matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season Six.

The former International Cricket Council (ICC) president and Pakistan Test captain Zaheer Abbas has advised PCB to be careful with regards to holding the remaining Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six matches.

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“Remaining PSL matches should only be conducted if the Covid-19 situation is under control. If not, then the league should be postponed. India also had to postpone the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to worsening Covid-19 situation, which is why we should be careful as well,” he said.

Reporter Hafiz Shahbaz