The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced that it has received approvals from UAE authorities to host the affected remaining matches of the 6th edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said, “We are delighted with this development as the remaining hurdles in the staging of the HBL PSL 2021 6 matches in Abu Dhabi, have been overcome and all systems are now good to go,”.
Current season, which kicked off in Karachi back in the month of February, had to be suspended in March due to Covid-19 outbreak among players and support staff. The PCB considered the June window to play out the rest of the season in Karachi. However, a decision to move out of Karachi was taken earlier this month. The UAE was always a frontrunner, given it was Pakistan’s home for international cricket for so long and the birthplace of the PSL.
Wasim Khan thanked the UAE government, National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, Emirates Cricket Board and Abu Dhabi Sports Council for their support and patronage in ensuring all final obstacles were removed, which has firmly put the PCB in a position to complete the event.
Khan further said, “The PCB, in consultation with the team owners, will now work at pace to finalize all event-related arrangements, details of which will be shared in due course”.
Wasim Khan praised the PCB officials for their untiring efforts and hard work to ensure the PCB honors its commitment to its fans to hold the remaining matches of the tournament in June.
“The holding of the remaining matches in Abu Dhabi will allow our fans to once again follow and support their favourite players and teams through our high-quality broadcast coverage of one of the most competitive cricket leagues in the world.”
A day ago Wasim Khan updated that, “Some clarifications on certain exemption requests are still awaited”.
UPDATE: PCB-franchise owners discuss remaining HBL PSL 6 matches
It was unanimously agreed to wait until the close of business on Thursday (UAE time) before a final decision on the hosting of the remaining matches is made #HBLPSL6
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