PSL franchises ask PCB to move remainder of tournament to UAE

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The PSL franchises have written to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), asking it to shift the rescheduled matches of the league’s sixth version from Karachi to UAE amid a contemporary surge of coronavirus circumstances within the nation.

The PCB had to postpone PSL-6 abruptly on March 4 with simply 10 out of 34 matches accomplished due to COVID-19 circumstances amongst gamers and officers.

The tournament is scheduled to resume on June 1, with the ultimate slated for June 20.

A letter from all six groups asking to move the remaining video games of the rescheduled 2021 version of the tournament out of Karachi to the UAE was despatched to the board final week, in accordance to a report in ‘ESPNcricinfo’.

The report added that the PCB is “believed to be considering the request and reviewing current plans.”

As per the unique plan, all groups are to assemble in Karachi by May 23 and start their obligatory seven-day quarantine. 16 league stage matches might be performed between June 2-14.

The playoffs are slated to be performed between June 16 and June 18.

Pakistan has witnessed a surge in circumstances not too long ago and there’s a partial lockdown in components of the nation.

Last week, the Pakistan authorities introduced it should cut back the quantity of worldwide flights by 80 p.c to assist curb rising COVID-19 circumstances.

Last month, the PCB had appointed a two-person fact-finding panel to evaluation the bio-security protocols, bylaws and preparations for the PSL-6 and make suggestions on how to higher guarantee implementation of a bio-secure surroundings for future occasions.

After the date of resumption was revealed, the groups participated in a substitute draft as a number of international gamers had pulled out of the occasion.

On Tuesday, the BCCI was pressured to indefinitely postpone the Indian Premier League after a number of circumstances of COVID-19 amongst gamers and assist workers emerged inside its bio-bubble within the final couple of days.

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