The new dates for the resumption of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) season 6 have been declared. The tournament which was postponed since March this year due to multiple bio-bubble breaches by franchise officials and players when the tournament was played in Karachi, will resume from June 9, in Abu Dhabi.
The PSL 6 or PSL 2021 was held in Pakistan with much fanfare and was going well until the COVID-19 cases in the bio-bubble got worse and led to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suspending the tournament and then installing a board of doctors to determine the reason behind the breach.
When the PCB was looking to resume the tournament as COVID cases died down a bit in the country, they were hoping to conduct the matches in Karachi itself, but the franchises and the team of doctors advised them to move the tournament out of Pakistan and the board settled on Abu Dhabi.
The Suspended PSL 2021 Edition Will Commence In Abu Dhabi From June 9
In a big update coming in from the Pakistan Super League (PSL), it has now been confirmed that the remaining matches of the suspended 2021 edition will commence in Abu Dhabi from June 9. Also reported that the PSL 2021 matches will start at 9 pm Pakistan time.
However, on the day of the double-headers, the first match will commence from 6 pm Pakistan time and the second match will begin from 9 pm Pakistan time. This is to avoid the heat and temperature of Abu Dhabi during the month of June.
Also, as many as five cricketers and two coaches from South Africa, and eight Indian broadcasters reached only on Saturday and will now be undergoing mandatory quarantine.
“With both countries (India and South Africa) on the UAE’s red-list due to Covid-19, getting visas on time became a big hurdle… more Indians and South Africans are expected to arrive in the UAE and since they have to complete a 10-day quarantine period, the resumption of the season will not be possible by June 5,” a report in the Dawn stated.
Pakistan faced numerous hurdles in getting the players and staff to UAE, due to the flight ban and players’ visas not coming in on time. Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and many other players were not allowed to board the commercial plane with other players to Abu Dhabi because of visa issues, which were rectified later.