The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has planned to hold the remaining Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 matches from June 1 till June 20 in Karachi.
According to sources, the players, in this regard, are instructed to report to the hotel on May 23.
From May 23, all the expected players will join the BioSecure Bubble and will undergo strict quarantine following the third wave of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, said sources.
The outsourced BioSecure Bubble Company has sent strict SOPs to the Pakistan Cricket Board, sources went on to add.
However, the cricket board and the PSL franchises have agreed on the rescheduled dates.
Earlier, the PCB and the franchises are intending to reschedule the remaining 20 matches for June 2021 in Karachi.
This decision came under consideration by the six franchise owners and the cricket board.
June emerged as the most preferred and practical window due to Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s international commitments in March/April and late August/September, the statement by the cricket board said.
Previously, PCB Chief Executive (CEO) Wasim Khan, had addressed a press conference and stated that today is a sad day for all the PSL fans and the management.
Wasim Khan had said, “It’s a very challenging day for us [PCB], cricket lovers, stakeholders, players and officials involved.”
He further added, “Health and safety of the players are above everything so we came to the conclusion that it is best to postpone the event.”
“Biosecure bubble is all about trust and discipline. Building trust will take some time but we make sure this doesn’t happen again. Postponing PSL is a difficult moment for PCB and fans too but we PCB are resilient to make PSL6 possible again,” Khan went on to add.
He also maintained that the rising number of COVID-19 cases was a collective fault and it is not the time to blame anyone.