The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally approached the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to host the remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, all six franchises of the league had requested to move the league to the United Arab Emirates as a precaution in view of the COVID-19.
According to a statement issued by the PCB, the rest of the matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League were discussed between the PCB and the franchisees. In which the participants reviewed all the aspects of the instructions of the NCOC regarding the organization of the league.
The Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to leave for England on June 23, so the PCB will liaise with the Emirates Cricket Board to discuss the event and will try to ensure that the events start on June 1 as per the newly rescheduled schedule. It was also decided that during the Eid holidays, the PCB will also work on the preparation of a new schedule for the tournament, while the PCB will provide playing and training facilities, hotel bookings, transport to the ground and visas. He will also be in full touch with the ECB regarding this.
PCB said that we are committed to the successful completion of PSL 6. It should be noted that all the franchises had written a letter to the PCB to transfer the tournament to the United Arab Emirates and the PCB has now accepted the proposal. It is to be noted that Pakistan Super League season 6 started from Karachi on February 20 and the matches of the event were to be played in two cities of the country Karachi and Lahore this time. However, on March 4, Pakistan Super League will be played between 7 players and others. It was decided to adjourn after the cases came to light.
Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators have so far performed poorly in PSL 2021, scoring just two points with one win each, Multan Sultans fifth in terms of the run rate and Quetta Gladiators last. If we talk about the PSL matches to be played from February 20 to March 3, 14 matches had been played in which Karachi Kings teams won 3 out of 5 matches and are on the points table due to better run rate. According to the newly announced schedule, the event was to resume on June 1 and the final was to be played on June 20 in Karachi, but now new dates for the event can be announced in view of the transfer to the United Arab Emirates.