The event is unlikely to start on June 5
The remainder of HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six might be truncated due to lack of time.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, delays in arrival of players and officials in Abu Dhabi, due to logistical issues faced by the Pakistan Cricket Board, there is a possibility that the remaining event could be shortened.
The event is unlikely to start on June 5, which according to Cricket Pakistan’s earlier report was the original starting point for the remaining 20 matches, as some players, including Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, and officials are still stuck in Pakistan due to visa issues. These individuals also have to complete a seven-day quarantine upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.
The PCB has to finish season six by June 20 as the national side is set to leave for England tour on June 22. Keeping this mind, the PCB has a very short window to conduct the remaining matches and a change in format of the tournament can’t be ruled out.
It must be noted that the HBL PSL 6 was postponed after multiple Covid-19 cases, among players and support staff, on March 4 with just 14 matches played.
We discuss the ongoing HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six in our latest episode of the Wicket to Wicket Podcast20/Jun/2021