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Pakistan Super League 6 to resume on June 9 in Abu Dhabi

June 4, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

The second phase of the Pakistan Super League is going to start on June 9 in Abu Dhabi. All the players and the majority of officials have already reached Abu Dhabi. Earlier, the cricket board had announced that the tournament would resume in Pakistan. However, the matches were shifted due to the rise in the COVID-19 cases in the country. The Pakistan Cricket Board got all the clearances in time, and the tournament finally resumes next week.

Karachi was then eventually the venue decided to host the remainder of PSL matches. However, the National Command and Operations Authority, which monitors the COVID-19 situation, advised against hosting the competition again in Karachi.

Karachi Kings are currently placed at the top of the points table

Imad Wasim-led Karachi Kings are currently placed at the top of the points table, whereas Peshawar Zalmi is at the 2nd spot. They are then followed by Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, and Quetta Gladiators, respectively. The PSL season 6 was called off after the COVID-19 cases in different camps. It was known that a protocol breach was reported even before the start of the league as Daren Sammy and Wahab Riaz had met Peshawar Zalmi's owner, Javed Afridi. However, Javid Afridi was not part of the bio-bubble.

This was the second instance when the tournament was suspended. In March 2020, Pakistan Cricket Board was forced to stop the tournament after Alex Hales showed COVID-19 symptoms. However, the tournament was somehow completed in November last year. After the conclusion of PSL 6, the national players will depart for the UK for the white-ball series. The Babar Azam-led side is scheduled to play 3 ODIs and as many T20Is against England from July 8 to 20.

Recently, former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and ten other cricketers were not allowed to board commercial flights for Abu Dhabi. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, all the PSL-bound cricketers were denied from boarding the commercial flights because they didn't have the required clearances. A group of more than 25 people from Lahore and Karachi traveled to the UAE on a chartered plane. The report also stated that Quetta Gladiators' owner Nadeem Omer blames the Pakistan Cricket Board over the Chaos. Sarfaraz Ahmed is also not happy with the way the board has handled things.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh