COVID-hit PSL 2021 to resume from June 1 – PCB

As many as 14 matches were completed in PSL 2021 before the tournament was indefinitely postponed

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The Pakistan Super League is all set to resume from June 1, announced the Pakistan Cricket Board. The Board of Governors met on Saturday and gave their nod to resume the 2021 edition of the PSL, that was suspended, owing to the mini outbreak of the Coronavirus in the bio-bubble. The board also confirmed that each of the remaining 20 matches will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi. The final of the tournament will be played on June 20.

The teams, staff and everyone involved in the PSL will have to undergo a strict seven-day mandatory quarantine from May 22. Post that, the teams can resume their training before the tournament resumes.

“The members were informed that a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for all participants will commence from 22 May in one hotel and following three days of training sessions, HBL PSL 6 matches will resume on 1 June with the final scheduled for 20 June,” read an official PCB release.

As many as 14 matches were completed in PSL 2021 before the tournament was indefinitely postponed. However, some reports suggested that the Board is looking at the June window to complete the remaining matches. A two-member panel that was set up by the PCB to review the biosecurity gave their valuable inputs on how to properly implement the biosecure environment.

The PCB said that they’ll consider their recommendations, adding that strict action will be taken against people who breach the bio-bubble SOP. The board might also appoint a safety management company to provide Covid safe technology solutions, biosecurity monitoring and management, and response and reaction of the positive tests, reported Cricbuzz.

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