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20 May 2021
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hopeful of restarting the revamped 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) from 5 June in Abu Dhabi. Before starting training, all the players available are slated to undergo a 10-day quarantine period.
Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal stated that the agreed term and conditions between PCB and the UAE authorities involve a mandatory 10-day quarantine period for the players, officials and the crew members from the broadcasting team.
“In between, there will be regular Covid-19 tests during the quarantine period as well,” Iqbal told reporters.
Reports have emerged that the PCB are making plans to make sure that the foreign and the local players are flown off to Abu Dhabi by 25 May which will entail them to complete their quarantine period and start the tournament from 5 June.
Meanwhile, both the foreign and the local players need to serve a three day quarantine period in Pakistan before boarding their charter flights to Abu Dhabi. The PCB is leaving no stones unturned to ensure the safety of the players and the other support staffs and have hired the services of an international company, Restrata to manage the COVID-19 bio-bubbles in Abu Dhabi.
The PCB eventually managed to get clearance from the authorities to host the remaining 20 matches of the PSL in Abu Dhabi after the UAE government suspended all flights from Pakistan due to the current COVID-19 situation.
Meanwhile, there was a high powered delegation who were in Abu Dhabi for the last week to make sure they got the necessary clearances. The 6th edition of the PSL had to be suspended midway on March 4 after several cases were reported inside the bubbles among players and officials.
The board was forced to hold the remaining matches in UAE after the National Command and Operations Authority advised the board not to host the remaining games in Karachi.