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ECB expected to respond 'imminently' on staging remaining PSL 6 matches in UAE

The PSL 6 was postponed after multiple Covid-19 cases, among players and support staff, on March 4

ECB expected to respond 'imminently' on staging remaining PSL 6 matches in UAE PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is expected to respond to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) imminently regarding the possibility of conducting the remaining PSL 6 matches in the United Arab Emirates, reported The National.

The PSL 6 was postponed after multiple Covid-19 cases, among players and support staff, on March 4. The remaining matches are bound to resume on June 1 with the final scheduled for June 20.

PCB is continuing with preparations for the event and has even sent a seven-member team to UAE in order to oversee the arrangements, as they wait for the final approval from UAE government.

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Initially the remaining matches were supposed to take place in Karachi but, later, all six franchises asked the PCB to shift the event to UAE bearing in mind the rising Covid-19 cases in Pakistan. This prompted the PCB to write a letter to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), regarding the aforementioned matter.

Discussions have taken place to hold the event at one venue, either in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, in order to make it bio-secure.

Commercials flights from Pakistan to UAE have been banned. Hence, PCB’s plan is to bring the players and staff via charter flights to Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival, players and team staff will undergo seven to 10 days quarantine before the tournament.