According to reports in Pakistan media, the remaining matches of the postponed Pakistan Super League are likely to be held in Abu Dhabi. Notably, the tournament was postponed in March this year after several cases of COVID-19 infections were reported inside the bio-bubble. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) delegation has settled all matters with the Emirates Cricket Board.
The remaining matches were supposed to take place in Karachi but all the six PSL franchises asked the PCB to shift the event to UAE bearing in mind the rising Covid-19 cases in Pakistan. The tournament is scheduled to restart on June 1 and is expected to be completed by June 20. According to sources, the PCB officials are waiting for the Emirates Cricket Board to get the green signal from their government shortly.
Mandatory seven-day quarantine for all participants
Only 14 matches were held in the first phase of the tournament in February and March. A mandatory seven-day quarantine period will be there for all participants, starting from May 22. Sources said that foreign players would come to Abu Dhabi directly while families of players and officials will not be allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi.
Before the tournament was halted, Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi led the PSL points table with six points each while Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars also had six points each but had played only four matches.