More than two dozen people, including South African players, have been issued visas to Abu Dhabi for the remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League. The departure of both the chartered flights from Pakistan was delayed by one day due to a delay in the issuance of visas. Isolation in hotels in Lahore and Karachi has been extended for one day after the departure of teams was delayed.
Later, thanks to the efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board, visas have been issued for technical staff traveling from India, including South African players. Visas have been issued to 25 members of all technical staff traveling from India to Abu Dhabi. A total of 26 out of 27 South African athletes and sports staff traveling to Abu Dhabi were issued visas.
Faf Dupleix, David Miller, Riley Russo, Cameron Delport, Michael Smith, and Herschelle Gibbs are among those who have been issued visas from South Africa. Pakistani all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz has also been issued a visa to reach Abu Dhabi on a chartered flight from South Africa. Visas have also been issued to most people departing from Pakistan on a chartered flight to the United Arab Emirates.
Checking in at a hotel in Abu Dhabi before 2 pm on May 27 will count as the first day of room isolation in the UAE, with full details to be released soon. Season 6 of the Pakistan Super League kicked off on February 20 in Karachi, with matches taking place in both Karachi and Lahore this time. However, on March 4, seven Pakistan Super League players and others were charged with Corona. After arriving, it was agreed to postpone.
However, in April, the PCB opted to re-host the tournament in Karachi from June 1 after consulting all stakeholders, and plans to conduct matches in Lahore were canceled owing to the fear of the coronavirus. Due to the severity and prior experiences of Pakistan's third wave of Coronavirus, all franchises requested that the league be transferred to Muttahida, which was agreed, and now the matches will be staged in Abu Dhabi.