New Delhi: Pakistan’s own cricket league Pakistan Super League (PSL) was postponed due to rising cases of corona virus. But since then, the remaining matches of this league are being tried in the UAE. But now it seems too difficult to be possible.
PSL can be avoided tomorrow
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said that if the remaining matches of the postponed PSL-6 were not approved by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the next 24 hours (till Thursday), it would have to be postponed. The PCB has informed the six franchise owners in an online session that it has deferred the final decision to host the remaining 20 matches of the Pakistan Super League till Thursday.
Approval has not been received
The PCB confirmed in a statement that it has received some approval from the authorities concerned in the UAE but some issues still need to be resolved. “If we do not get clarity by Thursday afternoon, then we have no other option but to request the postponement of the remaining 20 matches,” the PCB’s chief executive said in a statement.
A seven-member PCB team has been in the UAE for the past one week and is trying to get the necessary clearances from officials through the Emirates Cricket Board to host matches in Abu Dhabi.
Corona is the reason
A reliable source said that the UAE government has banned all aircraft coming to UAE from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka due to the increasing cases of Kovid-19. That is why the PCB is facing trouble in getting approval. A PCB source said, “UAE officials have put certain conditions that will make it impossible for the PCB to organize matches there.”
Let us know that the PCB had decided to organize the remaining 20 matches of the postponed league in March from 1 to 20 June in Karachi, but on the advice of the ‘National Command and Operation Authority’, which monitors the Kovid-19 in the country. Decided to have it in UAE.