2021 PSL to resume in Abu Dhabi


The remainder of the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played in Abu Dhabi, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday.

“Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed it has received all outstanding approvals and exemptions from the United Arab Emirates government for the staging of the remaining 20 HBL Pakistan Super League matches in Abu Dhabi,” said the PCB.

“The PCB will now hold an online meeting with the six franchise owners later in the day to update them about the progress made as well as to finalise all details, which will be shared in due course,” it further said.

The PSL, which started on February 20, was suspended on March 4 after seven Covid-19 cases had come to light.

“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,” said PCB CEO Wasim Khan.

“The PCB, in consultation with the team owners, will now work at pace to finalise all event-related arrangements, details of which will be shared in due course,” he further said.