PSL-6: Rest of 20 matches of Pakistan Super League in UAE difficult due to travel ban
The UAE has banned travelers coming from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh in view of rising cases of corona virus. This ban will come into force from May 12. In such a situation, the remaining matches of Season 6 of Pakistan Super League are seen in UAE.
11th May, 2021
It seems difficult to be in the UAE compared to the rest of the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League (Pakistan Super League-6). Because the government there has banned travelers from many countries in view of the corona epidemic. This includes Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. These restrictions will come into effect from Wednesday. PSL-6 had to be postponed to the middle on March 4 after the coronavirus case came to light. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was in talks with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for the last few days. So that from June 1, the UAE government can get approval to organize the remaining 20 matches of the sixth season of PSL in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
A source associated with the matter told the news agency that due to Eid holidays in both countries, PCB was expecting to finalize things in the next 24 hours. But now after the travel ban imposed by the UAE government, the PCB has the option to hold the rest of the matches in Karachi. However, the PCB is not keen on holding matches in Karachi or any other city in Pakistan. Because his previous experience has not been good. In March itself, the league had to be postponed after players and officials were infected.
The remaining PSL-6 matches can be conducted in Sri Lanka itself . A PCB official has also said that the National Command and Operations Authority, which monitors the condition of Corona in the country, also advised the board not to hold PSL matches in Karachi. Has given Apart from UAE, Pakistan also has the option of holding matches in Sri Lanka. But for that too, many other arrangements will have to be made with the approval of the Government of Pakistan.
Miandad also advised PCB not to hold the match for the time being.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has also advised the PCB not to hold the remaining matches of the PSL in the midst of a crisis arising out of Corona. He said in a discussion with a cricket website that I do not think this is the right time to play cricket. At the moment, our entire focus is on saving people's lives from the corona virus. Miandad also criticized the PCB for thinking about transferring the PSL match to the UAE.