PSL 2021 to take place from June 7 to June 24 if NCEMA permits production crew to work in Abu Dhabi

It was also announced that Multan Sultans have included Zimbabwe cricketer Blessing Muzarabani in place of Obed McCoy.
Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 1 June 2021 11:24 pm

PSL 2021

With so much lack of clarity among the fans regarding the resumption of the 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League in UAE, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have released an official statement on Tuesday to shed light on the latest happenings going around the tournament. The board met the owners of all the franchises in an online session to discuss the plan of action of conducting the remainder of PSL 6.

PSL 6 Final to take place on June 24

While it was earlier planned that the tournament will end by June 20, the end of PSL 6 has now been shifted by four more days. The season is expected to commence by June 7 featuring three double-headers in the tournament. The grand finale of PSL 6 has now been rescheduled for June 24.

After it was earlier reported that the production company crew had been sent to isolation in Dubai on arrival to UAE, the franchises have been updated on the same. National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) will announce their verdict by Wednesday afternoon if they will grant exemptions to 16 production crew members to work in Abu Dhabi from 5 June, which is a pre-requisite to start the tournament by June 7.

Sarfaraz Ahmed and six others land in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will continue to engage with the Abu Dhabi government as the franchise owners have made it very clear that they want the remaining matches to be played in UAE. The owners also appreciated the PCB efforts and acknowledged the hardships faced in the present landscape.

Notably, Sarfaraz Ahmed and six other members who were denied boarding flights earlier have also landed in Abu Dhabi. The seven-day isolation period for all those members who arrived on charter flights from Pakistan will end on Wednesday afternoon. Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars will be allowed to start training on Wednesday.

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