PCB awaits UAE’s response, considers other options too


LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is left with very limited time as the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s delays their response to host remaining Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6. 

According to the sources, all government offices in UAE are closed due to Eid Holidays and PCB may get any response by next week. However, the cricket board is left with very limited to put things in place to host the remaining PSL 6 in the scheduled time frame, from June 1 to 20.

“PCB is finding it difficult to plan things at the moment as UAE government delays their response due to ongoing Eid Holidays there,” sources told ARY News.

“A lot of things need to be done from logistics, players’ visa to production once UAE government gives green signal to host PSL 6’s remainder there. PCB is likely to receive any response by next week,” he added.

On the other hand, PCB has started considering Sri Lanka and England as backup options as there is no other window available to complete this event later in the year. Remember, Pakistani players are scheduled to leave for the UK on June 23.

It must be noted here that PCB and franchises termed UAE the safest option to host the remaining PSL 6 after National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) advised shifting the tournament somewhere else due to the COVID-19 surge in the country.

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