The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally approached the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to host the remaining games of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the UAE.
This step has been 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 as reported by Espncricinfo.
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.
Organising the remainder of the tournament in UAE will certainly be a challenge for the PCB considering logistical and operational issues.
As far as the players are concerned it will not be easy for them to play in such high temperatures.