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Remaining HBL PSL 6 matches likely to begin on June 5

First match will be between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars

Remaining HBL PSL 6 matches likely to begin on June 5 PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The remaining matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) are likely to begin on June 5, with Islamabad United taking on Lahore Qalandars.

Meanwhile, defending champions Karachi Kings will face Multan Sultans on June 6.

According to sources, five double-headers will be part of the event in Abu Dhabi which includes four in round-robin stage and one in the playoffs. The double-headers will begin on June 7, with the first match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators followed by the night fixture involving Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars.

The schedule has been prepared by PCB, in consultation with the PSL franchises, and is likely to be officially released later today.

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Three hotels have been booked for the matches with two teams staying at each hotel, which is approved by the company incharge, Restrata, of maintaining the bio-secure bubble. Incase of any positive cases within a team, only two franchises will be quarantined, at the same time, while the rest can continue playing the tournament. 

A mini-draft could also take place due to non-availability of foreign players.

The final will be played on June 20, after which the Pakistan team will leave for England tour on June 23.

Covid-19 testing, departure and training schedule

May 22: Covid-19 test of players

May 24: Teams report in bio-secure hotels of Karachi and Lahore, where players will be tested for Covid-19 and vaccinated

May 25: Covid-19 test

May 26: Departure for Abu Dhabi via chartered flights and Covid-19 test at Airport

May 27 and 29: Covid-19 Test

June 1: End of quarantine and start of training if players return negative Covid-19 results

June 2-4: Training period

June 4: Covid-19 test