PSL set to resume in Abu Dhabi from June 9

LAHORE: The remaining matches of the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will resume from June 9 while the final will be held on June 24.

The announcement came after a series of meetings confirmed the PCB was unable to start the tournament from June 7. The tournament will be played at Zayed International Stadium in Abu Dhabi, despite speculation in recent days that it was being moved to Sharjah.

The compressed schedule means there will be as many as six double-headers, with the early games starting at 5pm Abu Dhabi time, and the evening matches at 8PM local time. All the hurdles related to the broadcast crew have been cleared as Indians have been allowed to be part of the tournament.

The matches will start at 8 pm UAE time (9 pm PST). The first match on the day of doubleheader will start at 5 pm UAE time (6 pm PST). Meanwhile, on the day of doubleheader, the second match will start at 10PM (11PM PST).

Sindh’s information minister Nasir Hussain Shah has also revealed that everything has been sorted out in Abu Dhabi and the league will start in five. He wished good luck to PSL organizers.

The matches were initially planned to be played from June 1 in Karachi but were suspended due to a spike in coronavirus cases in the country last month. The PCB planned to move the matches out of UAE and but the plans did not materialise as players faced visa delays, permission for chartered flights and strict quarantine protocols.