Lahore, 3rd June: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the remaining 20 matches of HBL Pakistan Super League 6 (PSL) will be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi.
According to reports, the remaining matches of PSL 6 will be played at Abu Dhabi from June 9 to 24, after which the national cricket team will leave for Manchester on June 25.
The remaining 20 matches of the tournament, including Qualifier and Element 1 on June 21, have a total of 6 doubleheaders.
As per reports, the first match of the doubleheaders will be played at 5 pm UAE time (6 pm Pakistan time) and the second at 10 pm. (11 am Pakistan time). On the day when there will be only one match, the match will start at 8 pm UAE time (9 pm Pakistan time).
According to the schedule, the 15th match of the tournament will be played on June 9 between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United.
It is to be noted that the event was delayed due to logistical and operational challenges that were beyond the control of the PCB.
Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandar teams were trained at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi yesterday. The remaining 4 teams participating in the event will start training sessions on Thursday.
The players and sports staff who have completed their seven-day room isolation and all three of their PCR test results have come negative, they have been allowed to attend training sessions.
The PCB has agreed to send the squad to England on June 25 by contacting England and Wales Cricket Board to make the schedule workable for the convenience of players, franchisees, events and commercial partners.
The players and sports staff in the national squad will leave for Manchester from the UAE on June 25, from where they will arrive in Derby to take part in the necessary quarantine and training sessions.
The national cricket team will arrive in Cardiff from Derby on July 6, where it will play the first ODI of the series on July 8.
June 3 to 8: Practice sessions
June 9: Lahore Qalandars vs. Islamabad United
June 10: Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars
June 11: Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators
June 12: Quetta Gladiators vs. Peshawar Zalmi
June 13: Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars
Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi
June 14: Islamabad United v Karachi Kings
June 15: Quetta Gladiators vs. Lahore Calendars
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings
June 16: Multan Sultans vs. Quetta Gladiators
June 17: Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars
June 18: Multan Sultans vs. Lahore Qalandars
June 19: Quetta Gladiators vs. Karachi Kings
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United
June 20: Practice
June 21: Qualifiers (1st vs. 2nd ranked team on points table)
Eliminator 1 (3rd vs. 4th place team on the points table)
June 22: Eliminator 2 (Qualifier losing team and Eliminator 1 winning team)
June 23: Relaxation / Training
June 24: Final
Wasim Khan, Chief Executive PCB:
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan said that hosting the remaining 20 matches of HBL PSL 6 in Abu Dhabi is a clear sign of the stability of our league. HBL PSL has been involved in various channels since its inception. It has been emerging as better and stronger.
The Chief Executive of the PCB said that the acceptance and credibility of the HBL Pakistan Super League are of great importance to the PCB and he is happy that the sixth edition of the league is coming to an end thanks to our decisions.
He said that full holding of this tournament in Pakistan has always been our priority but due to some extraordinary circumstances, we have to move the remaining 20 matches of this tournament from here, full holding of HBL Pakistan Super League 7 in Pakistan. Doing so will be our number one priority.
He added that he was grateful for the cooperation of the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, and also thanked the Emirates Cricket Board, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and all the franchise owners who stood by us.
His Excellency Arif Al-Awani, General Secretary Abu Dhabi Sports Council:
Hon’ble Arif Al Awani, General Secretary, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said that hosting HBL Pakistan Super League 6 would be very important in promoting Abu Dhabi and its sports facilities. Our relationship with PCB and Ehsan Mani are very old.
He said that on behalf of Abu Dhabi Cricket and Abu Dhabi Sports Council, he welcomes all the players and wishes them all the best. He is sure that he will entertain cricket fans all over the world with his cricket skills.
Khalid Al-Zaroni, Vice Chairman Emirates Cricket Board:
Emirates Cricket Board Vice-Chairman Khalid Al-Zarouni says the ECB is happy to once again host the BLPSL matches in the UAE, the same place where the league started six years ago. It happened.
He said that this time all these matches will be played in Abu Dhabi where world-class facilities are available, although due to the global outbreak of coronavirus there are various challenges around the world, the ECB Chairman Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Led by Al Nahyan, will co-operate fully with the PCB to commemorate the event.
The vice-chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board says the UAE has emerged as an improved and preferred venue for playing cricket over the past few years due to its infrastructure and ease of operations.
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