PCB shifts remaining PSL 6 matches to UAE amid rising Covid-19 cases

The PSL 6 was postponed earlier due to a rise in Covid-19 cases during the tournament

PCB shifts remaining PSL 6 matches to UAE amid rising Covid-19 cases PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has shifted the remaining matches of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six to the UAE amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Pakistan.

According to sources, the local government has granted permission to hold the HBL PSL season six matches in Abu Dhabi.

The seven-member team, which included Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salman Naseer, Director Commercial Babar Hamid and PSL’s players’ acquisition and management Head Imran Ahmad Khan, that is present in Abu Dhabi has notified the PCB officials of the development.

The players are expected to be transported to the UAE through chartered flights.

Franchises have also begun their preparations in this regard. A final decision is expected, soon, after consultations with franchise owners and taking into account the logistical issues of holding the tournament.

The matches were originally scheduled to be played from June 1 to 20.

The first round of Covid-19 testing of players has concluded, in Lahore and Karachi. After the second round of testing on May 21, players who return two negative results will be allowed to board the flight for Abu Dhabi on May 22.