‘UAE could be an option to complete PSL 6’ Mr Salman Iqbal


KARACHI: Karachi Kings’ owner Mr. Salman Iqbal said he has suggested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) move to UAE for completion of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6. 

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Mr. Salman said PCB’s poor management led to the postponement of the league.

“I think the SOPs were not followed, the PSL management was poor. They could have done a much better job,” Mr. Salman stressed.

“Yes, it’s disappointing, not only for the owners but for the crowds and the cricket lovers all around the world. It’s a big disappointment. But, of course, safety comes first,” he highlighted.

Kings’ owner shared that he had suggested PCB to stage PSL 6 in the UAE amid COVID-19.

“I made a suggestion before the PSL started to shift the tournament to the UAE. But they wanted to do it in Pakistan because the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) were very strong,” Mr. Salman told the publication.

“And even now, we suggested that instead of cancelling the event, move it to Dubai. But the problem is everyone involved in the tournament will need to go into isolation again for seven days or 10 days as per the rules in the UAE.

“The players would not have been able to sustain such isolation again immediately. So that’s why we have suspended it. But I think for the next plan, yes, the UAE could be an option,” he concluded.

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