The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) intends to restart the PSL 6 in Abu Dhabi on June 5, and all players will be subjected to a 10-day quarantine period before beginning training. The terms and conditions agreed upon by the PCB and the UAE authorities, according to Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal, include a mandatory 10-day quarantine period for players, administrators, and broadcasting crew members. “During the quarantine phase, there will be routine COVID-19 tests as well,” Iqbal said.
According to a PCB source, plans are in the works to fly the international and local players to Abu Dhabi by May 25 so they can begin their quarantine time and the tournament can begin on June 5.
Until boarding their chartered flights to Abu Dhabi, the international and local players and officials will have to undergo a three-day quarantine in Pakistan.
Restrata, a foreign firm, has been employed by the Pakistan board to handle the COVID-19 bio-bubble in Abu Dhabi, where the six teams will be housed in three separate hotels.
The PCB has received permission from the UAE authorities to hold the final 20 matches of the PSL 6 in Abu Dhabi.
The PCB received approval to hold the matches after days of speculation about whether the UAE administration, which has suspended all flights from Pakistan due to the current COVID-19 situation, will grant it.
Since last week, a high-powered team from the PCB has been in Abu Dhabi to obtain the requisite clearances.
Due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases among players and officials, the PSL 6 was suspended on March 4 in Karachi after just 14 matches.
After the National Command and Operations Authority, which controls the COVID-19 situation in Pakistan, recommended against holding the games in Karachi again, the PCB agreed to play the remaining matches in the UAE.