LAHORE: The sixth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been postponed indefinitely.
The decision was made one day after the government of the United Arab Emirates has approved the Pakistan Cricket Committee (PCB) to host the remaining PSL games in Abu Dhabi in 2021.
The source said that despite the permission of the UAE government, due to the severe conditions of the UAE government, the remaining games of PSL could not be played.
On Tuesday, the Abu Dhabi government has approved the hosting rights of the Pakistan Cricket Committee (PCB) to host the remaining games of PSL 2021 at the venue.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Cricket Committee and the six franchise owners discussed the operational plans and delivery of the remaining 20 HBL Pakistan Premier League matches scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 1-20 in a virtual meeting on Wednesday. June.
After detailed discussion, analysis and analysis of all possible situations, the meeting unanimously agreed to wait until the end of business on Thursday (United Arab Emirates time) before deciding whether to host the remaining games.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “In today’s online discussion, we updated the team owners that the PCB had been advised that the PSL had received approvals from the relevant authorities in the UAE. However, some clarifications on certain exemption requests are still awaited, which are expected at some stage on Thursday.
“The team owners agreed that if we do not receive clarity by Thursday afternoon, then they’ll have no other option but to request postponement of the remaining 20 matches.
“In the meantime, we will continue to liaise with the UAE government and the Emirates Cricket Board as they are equally keen for the event to be held in the UAE.”
The rescheduled PSL 2021 was initially set to take place in Pakistan from June 1-20, with all games taking place in Karachi. However, a worsening COVID-19 situation in the country, combined with lockdowns prompted franchises to request the PCB to move the remainder of the tournament to the UAE.
The situation prompted the PCB to approach the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for permission, and multiple media reports have confirmed the same has been granted.
Although the game was originally scheduled to start on June 1, it remains to be seen how the change of venue will change the PSL 2021 schedule.