Thursday Mar 18, 2021
The remaining matches of the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) are likely to be held between May 23 and June 20, Geo News reported today.
Sources privy to the matter said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PSL franchises are considering multiple schedule options. However, the official announcement of the plan regarding the remaining 20 matches of the tournament is expected next week.
Earlier last week, the PCB had announced that the tournament will resume in June this year following a mutual agreement with the PSL franchises regarding all factors relating to event organization.
While the board and franchises have had discussions on the matter this week, they’ll be finalizing the schedule by reviewing the options in detail in the next two days.
According to sources, a strict seven-day quarantine period has been proposed for the PSL squad members. The PCB will also organize another players’ draft after decision regarding availability and non-availability of foreign cricketers is made.
Meanwhile, a foreign company is likely to be hired to manage the bio-secure bubble for the tournament this time following PCB’s failure to keep the bubble corona-free earlier this month.
PSL 2021 was postponed after a Covid-19 outbreak was reported in the tournament’s bio-secure bubble in Karachi in which multiple players and officials tested positive for the virus.