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PCB receives approval to host remaining PSL matches in Abu Dhabi

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed it has received approvals and exemptions from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government for the staging of the remaining 20 matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Abu Dhabi.

The PCB will now hold an online meeting with the six franchise owners to update them about the progress made as well as to finalise all details.

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.

He said the PCB, in consultation with the team owners, will work to finalise all event-related arrangements. He said the holding of the remaining matches in Abu Dhabi will allow fans to once again follow and support their favourite players and teams.

“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.”

The development comes amid intense uncertainty over hosting the remaining matches. The PSL franchise owners has warned to postpone the tournament if they do not receive clarity from the UAE government regarding the remaining PSL matches.