PSL 2021: PCB gets approval to complete remaining matches in Abu Dhabi

LAHORE: In a major development, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) got all approvals from the UAE authorities to complete the remaining 20 matches of the PSL in Abu Dhabi.

The PCB, in a statement, said that it will now hold an online meeting with the six franchise owners later in the day to update them about the progress and to finalise all details, which will be shared later.

“We are delighted with this development as the remaining hurdles in the staging of the remaining HBL PSL 6 matches in Abu Dhabi have been overcome and all systems are now good to go,” said PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan.

He thanked 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.

“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,” Khan said.

He praised PCB officials for their untiring efforts and hard work to ensure PCB honours its commitment to its fans to hold the remaining matches of the tournament in June.

“The holding of the remaining matches in Abu Dhabi will allow our fans to once again follow and support their favourite players and teams through our high-quality broadcast coverage of one of the most competitive cricket leagues in the world.”