PCB considering UAE to arrange remaining PSL 2021 matches
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to arrange the remaining games of the rescheduled 2021 edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) because of some new Covid-19 cases in Pakistan.
However, country’s National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will take a final call, the governing body said on Thursday.
Franchise-based T20 league PSL was suspended after a few matches last March due to coronavirus. But later, PCB announced that the remaining matches were rescheduled to start on June 2, 2021 with all matches to be held in Karachi.
“Now, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will announce the decision. If it decides that the league should be resumed, we will bio-secure Karachi and all matches would be played there,” a PCB spokesman said.
“If the NCOC does not give the go-ahead to PCB for holding matches in Karachi, we will consult the franchises to hold the rest of the tournament in the UAE.”
Earlier, all six PSL franchises asked the PCB to move the remaining games to UAE. Last week, a letter was sent to the PCB on behalf of six PSL franchises. Where it was written, after reviewing the current situation in Pakistan, the rest of the PSL matches should be played in the United Arab Emirates.
PSL is scheduled to start again from June 1. It will continue till June 14. The play-off matches are scheduled for June 16-18 and the final is scheduled for June 20. On May 23, the players will be supposed to join different teams of PSL. Everyone must have to go under seven-day quarantine according to the rules.