The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League, which was postponed in early March due to multiple covid-19 cases amongst the players and staff members, will resume on June 1, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced. The competition which began on February 20 in Pakistan was halted after 14 matches.
On Saturday( April 10), the Board of Governors (BoG) of the PCB met through a virtual conference call and finalized the dates of the tournament’s resumption. The BoG was given a report by a two-person panel regarding the bio-security protocols, bylaws, and arrangements for the remaining season.
They lamented the “failures that were highlighted in the report” which caused the fiasco leading to the postponement of the season. They ordered, “robust and stringent implementation of the protocols, as well as maintaining a zero-tolerance approach towards all those who breach the Covid-19 SOPs.”
It is also learned that the board will appoint a renowned company that organizes and creates bio-bubble and provides covid-safe technology solutions, bio-secure monitoring & management for the Pakistan Super League resumption in June. The same firm was hired by the BCCI for conducting IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Mandatory 7-day quarantine for everyone involved in the Pakistan Super League
All the people which will be involved in the remainder of the Pakistan Super League in June will have to undergo a mandatory week-long quarantine from 22 May in one hotel and the following three days of training sessions. The league will resume on June 1 with the final on June 20th. All the 20 remaining matches will be played in Karachi.
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PCB Hall of Fame
The Pakistan Cricket Board will also “acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Pakistan cricket stalwarts,” in the PCB Hall Of Fame. 6 former legendary Pakistani cricketers, including the likes of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, who all are part of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame will be inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame.
“There will be an initial intake of six ICC Cricket Hall of Famers – Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas – who will be supplemented by three inductions in the PCB Hall of Fame each year starting from 16 October 2021.
“It is appropriate that these six extraordinary performers be the founding inductees as they continue to inspire the next generation of superstars,” PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said in a released statement.