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PCB plans to launch PSL on June 5 in Abu Dhabi, players to serve 10-day quarantine in the UAE

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PCB plans to launch PSL on June 5 in Abu Dhabi, players to serve 10-day quarantine in the UAE

The Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) plans to launch PSL-6 in Abu Dhabi on June 5, and all participating players will undergo a 10-day quarantine period before training.

Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal said the terms agreed between the PCB and the UAE authorities required a mandatory 10-day quarantine period for players, officials and members of the broadcast team.

“There will be regular tests of Covid-19 between them during the quarantine period,” Iqbal said.

A source at the PCB said plans were being made to transport foreign and domestic players to Abu Dhabi by May 25th so that they could begin their quarantine period and the tournament would begin on June 5th.

Foreign and local players and staff will also have to undergo a three-day quarantine in Pakistan before boarding their charter flights to Abu Dhabi.

The board has also hired the services of the international company Restrata to operate the COVID-19 bio-balloon in Abu Dhabi, where the six teams will be accommodated in three different hotels.

PCB managed to get permission from the UAE authorities to host the remaining 20 PSL 6 matches in Abu Dhabi.

Confirmation of the matches came after days of tension over whether the PCB would receive permission from the UAE government, which has suspended all flights from Pakistan due to the current situation with COVID-19.

A strong delegation of printed circuit boards has been in Abu Dhabi since last week to obtain the necessary permits.

PSL 6 was suspended on March 4 in Karachi after just 14 games due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases among players and employees.

The board had decided to hold the remaining matches in the UAE after the National Command and Operations Authority, which monitors the situation with COVID-19 in Pakistan, advised it not to hold the matches in Karachi again.

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