If reports are to be believed, the PCB is considering UAE as a venue to host the remaining matches of Pakistan Super League(PSL). The T20 extravaganza is all set to restart from June 1st with all the matches being played at the National Stadium in Karachi. However, given the recent surge in the COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, the apex body is considering moving the tournament out of Pakistan to UAE. However, the final call will be taken by the country’s COVID body.
“ Now, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will announce the decision. If it decides that the league should be resumed, we will bio-secure Karachi and all the matches would be played there,” a PCB spokesperson said.
“If the NCOC does not give a go-ahead to PCB for holding the matches in Karachi, we will consult the franchises to hold the rest of the tournament in UAE.
According to Cricinfo, all the six PSL franchises had asked the PCB to play the remaining matches of the tournament in UAE. The Pakistan Super League was postponed after 14 games in March after a mini outbreak of the Coronavirus in the bio bubble. Later, PCB decided to complete the remaining matches in June.
Given the situation, moving PSL out of Pakistan seems a wise move else they could also suffer the same fate as the Indian Premier League. The lucrative tournament was indefinitely postponed after several players and support staff tested positive for the Coronavirus. The BCCI had an opportunity to host the IPL in UAE but the board denied and went ahead with hosting the tournament in India. However, the move backfired as the tournament now stands postponed. UAE also hosted the last edition of IPL.
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