Abu Dhabi govt. lays down tough conditions for PSL 2021
2 years ago
The Abu Dhabi government has put a tough condition to host the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season number-six, ARY News based in Karachi reported yesterday (19).
According to details, the Abu Dhabi government has given Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) clearance to stage the remainder of the competition but wants everyone involved in the league to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
On the other hand, the important virtual meeting of PCB and franchises was to be held yesterday. The meeting will discuss the tough conditions laid down by the UAE government.
As per PCB’s source, the conditions related to Covid-19 “cannot be implemented in a short period of time and it is not possible to cover travel issues, including the vaccination of participants and officials,” added the above report further.
An important decision regarding the remaining matches was expected in the late hours on Wednesday.
According to earlier reports, the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi was expected to host the remaining matches of the PSL season six.
Local players of all the teams were to undergo the Covid-19 tests on Tuesday (18) and Wednesday (19) in Karachi and Lahore respectively.
On May 20, Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators will stay at a hotel in Karachi while teams of Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, and Islamabad United will stay at a hotel in Lahore.
On 22 May, all the teams will leave for Abu Dhabi via two chartered planes, the teams of Karachi and Quetta will depart from Karachi while the teams of Peshawar, Lahore, Multan and Islamabad will leave from Lahore.
All teams will have to quarantine for seven days. If the UAE government suggests a quarantine of 10 days, the tournament may be delayed by two days.