PCB, franchise owners hold long discussion over remaining PSL 6 matches


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is keen to go ahead with its ‘ambitious’ plan to complete the remaining 20 matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) between June 1 to 17 in Karachi, while also looking at UAE as the possible venues in case the league matches are shifted from Pakistan due to the severe Covid-19 wave.

On Friday, the PCB held a discussion via Zoom call with all the six franchises but the meeting failed to reach a final decisions. However, all concerned parties expressed their resolve to start the arrangements while keeping a close contact with the UAE authorities.

Later, the PCB also issued a press release which also raises several questions over the hosting of the remaining matches since there are big challenges ahead due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions which include issuance of the visas and travelling and logistic arrangements.

“The PCB and the six franchise owners met today via a Zoom call to discuss the remaining 20 matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6. The group had a 36-degree discussion where feedback from the National Command and Operation Centre was also considered,” a PCB press release stated.