The remaining matches of Pakistan Super League-6 may further be delayed from June 5, a senior journalist, currently associated with ARY News, has claimed.
Shoaib Jatt said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) believed that 25 people going to Abu Dhabhi will get visas despite holiday and they would fly on Friday (today), however neither Pakistani players could get visas nor English yet.
“On the other hand, reports suggest that the broadcasters who were supposed to fly from India and South Africa will land on another airport rather than Abu Dhabi and would be quarantined there, which could further delay the matches which were expected to begin on June 5,” he said.
Shoaib Jatt also said that Zoom meetings had turned into online training and fitness sessions for players.
On the flip side, the PSL announced that the remaining 20 matches of the sixth season would be staged at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium from the first week of June.
Defending champions Karachi Kings, 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi, 2016 and 2018 champions Islamabad United and last year’s runner-up Lahore Qalandars are all locked at six points after an engrossing 14-match Karachi-leg (20 February-3 March).
While the teams have tweaked their foreign players’ rosters for the Abu Dhabi-leg due to availability issues, the core of the teams formed by seasoned Pakistan T20 exponents, remains the same.