The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday has allowed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hold the remaining 20 matches of Pakistan Super League 6 (PSL) in Abu Dhabi, confirmed a source.
As per the source, the development took place today, as the PCB was impatiently waiting for the UAE government’s decision.
As soon as ECB got clearance from the UAE authorities, they conveyed the decision to PCB, confirmed the sources.
According to sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will make a final announcement in this regard in consultation with the franchises.
Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had formally approached the Emirates Cricket Board to host the remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Initially, all the remaining matches of the tournament were planned to be played in Karachi, but all the six franchises of the league had requested to move the league to the United Arab Emirates as a precaution in view of the coronavirus.
According to a statement issued by the PCB, the remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League were discussed between the PCB and the franchises today.
The Pakistan Cricket Board and six franchise owners attended a virtual meeting on Friday in which participants reviewed all aspects of the NCOC’s guidelines for organizing the league.
The meeting unanimously decided that the first priority for the remaining 20 matches of the league, is to be held in the United Arab Emirates.
The Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to leave for England on June 23, so the PCB will liaise with the Emirates Cricket Board to discuss the event and will try to ensure that the events start on June 1 as per the newly rescheduled schedule.
It was also decided that during the Eid holidays, the PCB will also work on the preparation of a new schedule for the tournament and are in full touch with the ECB.
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, any final decision regarding the venue will be taken in consultation with the franchise after reviewing possible financial and other concerns.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan said that today’s meeting was very useful, we reviewed many aspects, the UAE venue has emerged as the first priority, but we still face many challenges.
“We are committed to the successful completion of PSL 6,” he said.
It should be noted that all the franchises had written a letter to the PCB to move the tournament to the United Arab Emirates and the PCB has now accepted the proposal.
It may be recalled that Pakistan Super League season 6 started from Karachi on February 20 and the matches of the event were to be played in two cities of the country Karachi and Lahore this time. However, on March 4, Pakistan Super League faced 7 players and others in Corona cases. It was decided to postpone after coming.
Due to the coronavirus, the opening ceremony of the event was also recorded this time.
Defending champions Karachi Kings topped the event with 6 points based on the best run rate, while Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars were second, third and fourth respectively with 6.6 points.
Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators have so far performed poorly in PSL 2021, scoring just two points with one win each, Multan Sultans fifth in terms of the run rate and Quetta Gladiators last. Is.
If we talk about the PSL matches played from February 20 to March 3, 14 matches had been played in which Karachi Kings teams won 3 out of 5 matches and topped the points table due to better run rate.
According to the newly announced schedule, the event was to resume on June 1 and the final was to be played on June 20 in Karachi, but now, new dates for the event can be announced in view of the transfer to the United Arab Emirates.