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PCB gets approval to hold remaining matches in UAE

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received all the approvals from United Arab Emirate (UAE) authorities to complete the remaining 20 matches in Abu Dhabi, the sources claimed.

In a major development, the PCB has been granted approval by the UAE government to conduct remaining Matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL-6) 2021 in Dubai.

For the last few days, the PCB was trying to get this approval from the UAE government to hold the remaining matches of the PSL-6 in Dubai.

Sources revealed that all the players will undergo corona test on May 21 from the nearest laboratory, and in case of negative corona test, the players will submit their passports.

The PCB will now hold an online meeting with the six franchise owners later in the day to update them about the progress made as well as to finalise all details, which will be shared in due course.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “We are delighted with this development as the remaining 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.

“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.

“The PCB, in consultation with the team owners, will now work at pace to finalise all event-related arrangements, details of which will be shared in due course.

“I take this opportunity to thank my staff for their untiring efforts and hard work that included sacrificing their Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in an effort to ensure the PCB honours its commitment to its fans to hold the remaining matches of the tournament in June.

“The holding of the remaining matches in Abu Dhabi will allow our fans to once again follow and support their favourite players and teams through our high-quality broadcast coverage of one of the most competitive cricket leagues in the world.”

Only 14 matches of the tournament had been played when coronavirus hit some of the participants. Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi led the points table with six points each. Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars also had six points each but had played only four matches.

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