LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule of the remaining four Pakistan Super League 2020 matches, which were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to PCB, the four matches will be held in Lahore on 14, 15 and 17 November with only the Qualifier and Eliminator 1 to be a double-header. The second eliminator 2 will be played on the following day, while the event will conclude on Tuesday, 17th November.
The schedules have been finalized following consultations and discussions with the four playing sides – Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi – while start times will be confirmed closer to the event.
The final four matches of the event will be played under coronavirus protocols, including a bio-secure bubble for the players, match officials and staff.
The matches are currently planned to be held behind closed doors, though the situation will be closely monitored and will be reviewed in October.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said, “This announcement puts speculations to bed and provides absolute clarity and ample time for teams to plan and prepare for these crunch matches.”
“It was important at this stage to state our intent and lock these dates in the diary in the best interest of the teams and the tournament.”
He further said PCB was always keen and committed to hosting the remaining four matches as it believed an event of such magnitude deserved a winner. The hosting of the remaining four matches also endorses Pakistan’s resilience in overcoming difficulties and challenges, he added.
From the four sides to feature in the remaining matches, only Peshawar Zalmi is a former winner, lifting the trophy in 2017, which not only makes these matches more exciting but also fills the fans with anticipation.
Saturday, 14 Nov – Qualifier (Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings) Eliminator 1 (Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi), Gaddafi Stadium
Sunday, 15 Nov – Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1); Gaddafi Stadium
Tuesday, 17 Nov – Final, Gaddafi Stadium.
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