PCB confirms dates for PSL 6; tournament to resume on June 9, final on June 24

The Board also revealed that there will be six doubleheaders, including one in the playoff stage

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The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the dates for the remainder of PSL 6. The tournament will resume on June 9, with the final being played on June 24. The Board also revealed that there will be six doubleheaders, including one in the playoff stage. Also, the matches will start at 9:00 PM PST while in the case of doubleheaders, the first match will get underway at 6:00 PM PST while the second match will start at 11:00 PM PST. A complete schedule of the league will be announced in the due course.

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“The remaining matches of the PSL 6 will be played from June 9-24 in Abu Dhabi. There will be a total of six double-headers including one in the play-off stages,” a PCB spokesperson clarified.

“Matches on the usual days will start at 9:00 pm PST while in the case of double-headers, the first match will start at 6:00 pm PST and the second match will be played at 11:00 pm PST,” he stated, adding that the detailed match schedule will be announced in due course.

The announcement came as a major relief for all the stakeholders and fans who were eagerly waiting for the resumption after the tournament was abruptly postponed in March due to COVID-19. Initially, the board planned to conduct the remaining matches in Karachi but was forced to move the tournament out of Pakistan to UAE due to the second wave of COVID-19.

To stage the event in UAE had several issues but PCB stood firm and battled many hurdles such as visa issues, permission to land for chartered flights and quarantine protocols. After a lot of suspense and delay, June 9 was confirmed as the final date.

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