PSL 6 : No Entry Without Vaccination In Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi government denied permission to those who are not vaccinated due to the current risk of Covid-19
There are still 20-games left and they are scheduled to be played on June.
The Pakistan Cricket Board
The PCB fixed a few charter flights for Lahore and Karachi for the PSL Players and staff, they also get their vaccine in Pakistan. However Due to the current situation of Covid-19 the unexpected report came in from Abu Dhabi government. The Government of Abu Dhabi insisted everyone that will enter the city or States needs to get vaccinated.
Meeting with the Emirates Cricket Board
The Board arranged a meeting together with The Emirates Cricket Board and agreed to have 24 hours interval to resolve the issue and informed the franchises of all the party to wait up until 24 hours for the final announcement.
“Pakistan Cricket Board and the six franchise owners today (May 19) discussed in a virtual session the operational planning and delivery of the remaining 20 PSL matches, which are scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 1-20 June. Following detailed discussions in which all potential scenarios were reviewed and analysed, it was unanimously agreed to wait until the close of business on Thursday (UAE time) before a final decision on the hosting of the remaining matches is made.” The PCB said.
“The team owners agreed that if we do not receive clarity by Thursday afternoon, then they’ll have no other option but to request postponement of the remaining 20 matches. In the meantime, we will continue to liaise with the UAE government and the Emirates Cricket Board as they are equally keen for the event to be held in the UAE,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said.
PSL to Dubai
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There were options to transfer the PSL to Dubai however it is not considered earlier due to high cost factor.