PCB gets nod to hold remaining PSL 6 matches in Abu Dhabi
Pakistan Cricket Board has received the green light from the Emirates Cricket Board to hold the remaining 20 matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 edition in Abu Dhabi, reported 24NewsHD Tv channel Tuesday.
As soon as the ECB obtained clearance from the UAE authorities on holding the PSL matches in Abu Dhabi, the decision was conveyed to the PCB.
The PCB is now focusing on the operational aspect of the league, figuring out how to take the players to Abu Dhabi and will reach out to franchises to apprise them about the SOPs that they will need to abide by in the UAE.
The PCB will hold a meeting with the franchise to discuss the additional expenses and operational preparations. The meeting will also devise the plan for the departure of local players to the UAE and arrival of foreign players and coaches in the UAE.
The meeting will also finalise the schedule and other related matters as well.
The sixth edition of the PSL was postponed in early March after a couple of players and support staff tested positive for the coronavirus. Only 14 matches of the tournament had been played when the pandemic forced the PCB to suspend the tournament.
Ever since then, the PCB has been hopeful of conducting the remaining matches of the league in the UAE, as social gatherings and other sports activities remain banned in Pakistan owing to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Reporter Hafiz Shehbaz