The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is apprehensive and anxiously awaiting a response from the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on permitting it to host the PSL 6 within the UAE.
Sources inside the PCB advised Geo Information that if the PCB didn’t obtain a response from the ECB inside the subsequent 36 hours, holding of the remaining matches of the PSL will turn out to be tough.
“The PCB spent the whole days of Sunday and Monday ready for a response from the ECB,” mentioned the supply. “A seven-member delegation of the PCB is within the UAE since final week on this regard.”
The supply confirmed that the state of affairs had certainly turned “worrisome”, including that considerations had been being raised on whether or not the remaining matches of the league can be held or not.
The PCB has finalised its operational technique and solely the node from the UAE cricket authorities is awaited.
“Squads will depart for the UAE from Lahore and Karachi,” mentioned the supply. “They are going to quarantine at two locations after arriving within the UAE through particular flights and can endure coronavirus vaccination and testing as effectively.”
The supply knowledgeable the TV channel that the employees accountable for broadcasting the PSL matches can be going through problem in gaining entry into the UAE. Because the employees contains principally of South Africans and Indians, residents of the 2 nations are barred from getting into the Emirates.
“The Emirates Cricket Board is acquiring particular permission from the UAE authorities for the published group’s entry,” mentioned the supply, including that the PCB officers weren’t positive whether or not the employees will journey with the groups on the particular flights.
“In the event that they journey through industrial flights, [the question remains] how lengthy will they must quarantine?” mentioned the supply.
PCB will get inexperienced sign to host PSL matches in UAE: report
Nonetheless, a report had beforehand claimed that the PCB acquired a inexperienced sign from the UAE authorities to carry the remaining matches of the sixth version of the PSL there.
Nonetheless, it’s not clear but whether or not the matches can be performed in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, The Information had reported on Monday.
The UAE authorities have made it necessary for all gamers and officers to endure a 10-day quarantine.
The sixth version of the PSL was postponed in early March after a few gamers and help employees examined constructive for the coronavirus.
Solely 14 matches of the event had been performed when the pandemic compelled the PCB to droop the event.
Ever since then, the PCB has been hopeful of conducting the remaining matches of the league within the UAE, as social gatherings and different sports activities actions stay banned in Pakistan owing to a surge in COVID-19 circumstances.
PSL factors desk
The Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi led the factors desk with six factors every.
Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars additionally had six factors every however had performed solely 4 matches.