Knock-out stage of PSL 5 to take place in Karachi

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Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering Karachi to host the remaining knock-out stage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5. 

According to Daily Express, PCB has raced efforts to complete PSL 5 after a huge decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The matches are likely to be scheduled between November 12 to 18.

Adding on, the newspaper reported that mostly Asian players will take part in the knock-out stage and their inclusion will subject to the present situation across the world.

Read: PSL 5 knockout stage should be played: Misbah-ul-Haq

The cricket board will conduct the tournament in the bio-secure environment following the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s model in which the English side played three matches Test series each against West Indies and Pakistan and currently playing a T20I series against the green shirts.

It must be noted here that Zimbabwe is also scheduled to tour Pakistan for a short tour in the third week of October. The remaining knock-out stage of PSL 5 will be held after the Zimbabwe tour after which PCB will start preparation for PSL’s sixth edition.

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