The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have requested that the league's remaining matches this season be moved to the United Arab Emirates due to an increase in coronavirus cases in the region (UAE). The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been officially requested to move the remaining PSL matches to the United Arab Emirates.
Read more: The remaining PSL 6 matches will take place in June. In response to the franchisee's demand, the PCB contacted officials at the National Command Operations Center (NCOC). The PCB will make the final decision after meeting with the NCOC and the government, according to reports.
The United Arab Emirates, on the other hand, has become the center of focus in the world of cricket, with the T20 World Cup move set to be confirmed soon, and the Indian Premier League (IPL) delayed due to the severe situation with Corona in India. The T20 World Cup will be moved from India to the United Arab Emirates in the coming days. PSL 2021 kicked off on February 20 in Karachi, with matches taking place in two cities across Pakistan: Karachi and Lahore. However, on March 4, after the identities of seven players and other team members were revealed, it was agreed to postpone L.
Due to the corona virus, the event's opening ceremony was also filmed at this time, with spectator permission originally limited to 20%, which was later raised to 50% based on the situation. The PCB announced last month that the remaining 20 matches of the PSL 2021 will be held in June, and 14 matches have already been completed. According to a statement released by the PCB, the remaining PSL matches will be held at the National Stadium in Karachi from June 1 to June 20.
The board had stated that upon the event's resumption, the players and other personnel would be quarantined at the same hotel for seven days beginning May 22, followed by a three-day training session and the remainder of the PSL 6 matches. The PSL Season 6 final will be held on June 20 at the National Stadium in Karachi, according to the announcement. The PCB Board of Governors made the announcement on the PSL matches at their 62nd simulated meeting on April 10.
However, in light of the country's third wave of coronavirus, the franchises have requested that the remaining matches be moved to the UAE. It should be remembered that Pakistan is experiencing the third outbreak of the corona virus, which is more dangerous than the previous two waves. The daily number of cases is rising day by day, and record deaths have been recorded.