Franchise demand PCB to stage remaining PSL matches in UAE


Islamabad – May 5 (Online): Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stage the remaining matches of the sixth edition of event in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid surge in coronavirus cases during the third wave.
As per the reports, all six teams have sent a letter to PCB and the board is reviewing the current situation. For now, the franchises will assemble in Karachi by May 23 to start the mandatory seven-day isolation.
The PCB has approached the National Command Operations Center (NCOC) officials in response to the franchisee’s demand and the board will take final decision after consulting the NCOC and the government.
Last month, the Board of Governors (BoG) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) met through a virtual conference call and the board received a presentation and an update on the report of the two-person fact-finding panel that was set-up by the PCB chairman to review the bio-security protocols, bylaws, and arrangements for the PSL.
The 2021 edition of the PSL was suspended after 14 games – played between February 20 and March 3, all in Karachi – following an outbreak of cases among players and support staff. After a date for resumption was finalised, the franchises took part in a replacement draft to plug holes in their line-ups because a number of overseas players would not be able to take part in the games on the new dates.