In the latest developments, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise owners have suggested that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) move the remaining PSL 6 matches to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Previously, the remaining matches of the coveted PSL 6 were scheduled to take place in Karachi. However, many officials have doubts about the decision as the COVID-19 situation in Karachi and the country worsens.
In this regard, the franchises wrote a letter to the PCB in which they asked the country’s incumbent cricket body to review their current plans and move the league to another location. As per the current ruling, the teams are due to travel to Karachi on May 23, which will mark the start of their mandatory 7-day quarantine. Championship games will then resume on June 2.
A total of 16 league matches will be played in the tournament until June 14, followed by playoffs between June 16 and June 18. The tournament will end with the final on June 20. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 situation in the country is deteriorating with 4,000 cases reported for the seventh day in a row. These numbers reflect a much worse picture than that of the first wave.
PSL 6 was suspended on March 4, after 14 games following the detection of positive cases of COVID-19 in the biosecurity bubble. On the other hand, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has also been suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic.