KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that it has gotten the approvals needed from the government of the United Arab Emirates to host the remaining matches of PSL 6 schedule. The board confirmed that the remaining matches will be held in Abu Dhabi. PCB announced the news on Twitter. much to the delight of cricket fans.
Wasim Khan, the Chief Executive of the PCB, in his statement said, “we are delighted with this development as the hurdles in the staging of the remaining HBL PSL 6 matches in Abu Dhabi have been overcome and all systems are now good to go.” Khan went on to acknowledge the bodies involved in the process, adding, “we are grateful to the UAE government, National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, Emirates Cricket Board and Abu Dhabi Sports Council for their support and patronage in ensuring all final obstacles were removed, which has firmly put us in a position to complete our marquee event.”
As per Khan, the next step is to work with the franchise owners and work out the details. He furthered, “The PCB, in consultation with the team owners, will now work at pace to finalize all event-related arrangements, details of which will be shared in due course.” Once this has been done, the schedule for the matches and all other details will be announced.
Renowned cricket commentor Ramiz Raja took to Twitter to express his excitement about the matches resuming, writing:
Great news to share with you . PSL happening in UAE . Phew!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) May 20, 2021
Sports writer Osman Samiuddin also commented on how this was good news for all:
That’s a big win for the PCB/PSL in managing to pull this off. Looked dicey at many stages yesterday but good measure of the value of the PSL that it will go ahead
— Osman Samiuddin (@OsmanSamiuddin) May 20, 2021
PSL 6 was postponed earlier this year because of the increasing number of Corona cases.