Karachi to host remaining PSL matches in June: PCB

Karachi to host remaining PSL matches in June: PCB


LAHORE: Following an abrupt stoppage of 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after seven COVID-19 cases were reported, the 2021 season will resume once again in June with remainder fixtures to be played in Karachi.

This was unanimously agreed by the six franchise owners and the PCB in a virtual meeting held on Thursday afternoon and after taking into consideration all factors relating to event organisation.

June emerged as the most preferred and practical window due to Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s international commitments in March/April and late August/September.

After the men’s national cricket team returned from Zimbabwe on May 13 and before departing for England on June 26, it now plans to play the remaining 20 games in June.

The PCB management will now look into the operational and logistical challenges and revert to the franchise owners and stakeholders.

The tournament had been rocked by a series of COVID-19 cases with the governing body confirming on March 4 three unnamed players from two different teams tested positive for the disease.

Of the 34 games, only 14 games were completed.

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