The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and UAE authorities have given a green signal to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for hosting the remaining games of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

However, it is still not clear whether the remaining fixtures will be played in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

All the franchises will leave for UAE on May 18 and 19. The UAE authorities have made it mandatory for all players and officials to undergo a 10-day quarantine, according to a local newspaper.

Last week, PCB formally approached ECB to host the remaining games of the sixth edition of PSL in UAE.

This step was taken after all the six franchises asked to shift the tournament. Furthermore, the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) has also advised the board to not play in Karachi considering the COVID-19 situation.

In the initial plans, the teams were supposed to arrive in Karachi on May 23 and start their seven-day quarantine period. The matches were supposed to begin on June 2 culminating with the final on June 20.

Earlier, the PCB had decided to postpone the sixth edition of the HBL PSL, after multiple positive Covid-19 cases, on March 4.

According to details, seven players and one support staff official had tested positive for the virus which led to question marks over PCB’s bio-secure bubble arrangements and reservations from foreign players.


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