The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has introduced that the remaining matches of the PSL 2021 might be performed from June 9-24.
The announcement got here on Thursday afternoon after a sequence of conferences confirmed the PCB was unable to begin the event in accordance with its needs, from June 7.
“The remaining matches of the PSL 6 might be performed from June 9-24 in Abu Dhabi. There might be a complete of six double-headers together with one within the play-off phases,” a PCB spokesperson clarified.
“Matches on the same old days will begin at 9:00pm PST whereas within the case of double-headers, the primary match will begin at 6:00pm PST and the second match might be performed at 11:00pm PST,” he acknowledged, including that the detailed match schedule might be introduced in the end.
The announcement got here as a aid for all stakeholders of the PSL, together with followers, who’ve been eagerly anticipating the return of the league after it was abruptly suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic in early March.
These matches have been initially deliberate to be performed from June 1 in Karachi however a sudden spike in COVID-19 instances within the nation final month compelled the NCOC to disclaim the PCB permission to carry these matches.
The PCB then deliberate to maneuver the matches to the UAE, and for the matches to be performed on the identical dates. Nonetheless, that did not come to fruition as in accordance with the preliminary plan, the rest of the event was imagined to be kicked off from June 5 after which June 7 was the date determined by the board.
After numerous suspense and delay, June 9 was confirmed as the ultimate date.
Points like visa delays, permission to land for chartered flights and quarantine protocols have been the key obstacles confronted by the cricket board.