In the wake of a new wave of coronavirus cases in Pakistan, the PSL franchises have written to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requesting that the rescheduled matches of the league’s sixth edition be moved from Karachi to the UAE.
Due to COVID-19 cases among players and officials, the PCB was forced to postpone PSL-6 on March 4 with just 10 out of 34 matches completed.
The tournament will begin again on June 1, with the final set for June 20.
According to an article in ‘ESPNcricinfo,’ a letter from all six teams was sent to the board last week, requesting that the remaining games of the rescheduled 2021 edition of the tournament be moved from Karachi to the UAE.
Both teams are expected to arrive in Karachi by May 23 and begin their mandatory seven-day quarantine, according to the original schedule. Around June 2 and 14, 16 league stage matches will be played.
The playoffs are set to begin on June 16 and end on June 18.
Recently, Pakistan has seen an increase in cases, and parts of the country have been put under partial lockdown.
The Pakistani government declared last week that it would cut the number of foreign flights by 80% to help combat the growing number of COVID-19 incidents.
The PCB named a two-person fact-finding panel last month to study the PSL-6’s bio-security procedures, bylaws, and arrangements and make recommendations on how to further ensure that future activities are held in a bio-secure climate.
The teams played in a substitute draught after the resumption date was announced, as many international players had dropped out of the game.
After several cases of COVID-19 among players and support staff appeared within the BCCI’s bio-bubble in the last few days, the BCCI was forced to postpone the Indian Premier League indefinitely on Tuesday.