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PSL franchises are asking PCB to move the rest of the tournament to the UAE

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The PSL franchise wrote to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) asking it to move the rescheduled matches from the sixth edition of the league from Karachi to the UAE amid a new influx of coronavirus cases in the country.

The PCB had to abruptly postpone PSL-6 on March 4 with only 10 of 34 completed matches due to COVID-19 cases among players and officials.

The tournament is scheduled to resume on June 1, and the final is scheduled for June 20.

A letter from all six teams asking them to move the remaining matches of the 2021 rescheduling tournament from Karachi to the UAE was sent on board last week, according to a report in ESPNcricinfo.

The report added that the PCB “is considered to be considering the request and reviewing the current plans”.

According to the original plan, all teams must gather in Karachi by May 23rd and begin their mandatory seven-day quarantine. Between June 2-14, 16 league matches will be played.

The playoffs must be played between June 16 and June 18.

There has been a recent spike in cases in Pakistan and there has been a partial blockade in some parts of the country.

Last week, the Pakistani government announced it would reduce the number of international flights by 80 percent to help curb the growing incidence of COVID-19.

Last month, the PCB appointed a two-person fact-finding commission to review biosafety protocols, regulations and PSL-6 arrangements and make recommendations to better ensure the implementation of a biosecurity environment for future events.

After the resumption date was revealed, the teams participated in a replacement project as several foreign players withdrew from the event.

On Tuesday, BCCI was forced to postpone the Indian Premier League indefinitely after numerous cases of COVID-19 appeared among its players and support staff in the last few days.

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