The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in consultation with all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises to shift the remaining 20 matches of season 6 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
On Friday, PCB and franchises officials met via zoom meeting to discuss possible options to conduct the remaining PSL 6 fluently after National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) suggested shifting matches to the UAE.
“PCB and franchises had a 360-degree discussion, which also considered feedback from the NCOC. The UAE has emerged as a preferred venue for the remaining 20 matches,” PCB released a statement.
“As the holiday period has already started in both the countries and the Pakistan men’s national cricket team has to depart for the United Kingdom on 23 June, the PCB will use this time to work with the Emirates Cricket Board to check if the event can be successfully delivered within the available time,
“During the holiday period, the PCB will work on a revised tournament schedule, while it will liaise with the ECB in relation to finalising playing and training facilities, hotel bookings, ground transportation and visitors’ visas,” it added.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “We had an interactive and productive meeting in which we considered a number of factors. While the UAE has emerged as a preferred venue, a number of challenges remain, which will be worked through over the coming days. We remain committed to doing everything possible to complete the HBL PSL 6.”