Approval has been given by the UAE authorities for the PSl-6 remaining 20 matches. After a meeting of the PCB with the PSL franchise owners the arrangements will be finalized. Yesterday the departure of the players were postponed for the further considerations, sources in PCB told TTI News Thursday.
PSL-6 remaining 20 matches were delayed for indefinite time yesterday. All the management of the PSL frenchize had decided together that the remaining matches will be played when the covid situation would improve.
Earlier the flight of cricket players to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the remaining part of PSL-6 matches from Pakistan was put off. The residual schedule of sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were about to be played in June .
The players and teams got an advisory from the management regarding the current Covid-19 situation that the matches were earlier delayed indefinitely. UAE had now agreed to host the matches in the covid situation without spectators.
Previously, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has directed the players not to check-in to the hotels for quarantine as of now, adding that the board is currently facing operational, coronavirus vaccine and travel protocol- related issues.
According to the officials, earlier, the chances of holding the PSL in Abu Dhabi were still slim because of lackluster response form UAE authorities, however, the board had held many meetings with the franchise owners in this regard.
UAE Cricket Board had received clearance from its government to hold the PSL a day earlier.
PCB was in contact with Abu Dhabi for UAE approval of PSL-6 matches (Background)
The PCB was likely to announce the dates for the remaining of the SL-6 matches to be held in Abu Dhabi. The matches are likely to be held in the month of June, however, the final announcement is due from PCB.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was though worried about the future of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 as it awaits the green signal from the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to hold the remaining matches of the league in Abu Dhabi.
Previously, the officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told TTI News that if the PCB did not receive a response from the ECB in last two days, the holding of the remaining matches of the PSL will become difficult. But, now it had received a positive signal.
“The PCB spent the entire days of weekend from Sunday to Monday, waiting for a call from the ECB,” said the source, but now a positive response has arrived. “A seven-member delegation of the PCB is in the UAE since last week in this regard.”
The PCB has finalised its functional strategy and only the node from the UAE cricket authorities was awaited.