Pakistan Super League: Remaining matches of 2021 season to be held in Abu Dhabi

Karachi Kings pacer Mohammad Amir, right, appeals successfully LBW out of Peshawar Zalmi batsman Tom Banton during their Pakistan Super League T20 cricket match in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday
The Pakistan Super League, which was launched in the UAE in 2016, will stage a comeback this year. Image Credit: AP

Kolkata: The remaining matches of Pakistan Super League 2021 season will be held in UAE capital of Abu Dhabi as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received all approvals and exemptions.

A PCB statement on their official website said that the cricket board would hold an online meeting with the six franchise owners on Thursday to update them about the progress made as well as to finalise all details, which will be shared in due course.

“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 Wasim Khan, PCB Chief Executive.

“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.

“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.

“I take this opportunity to thank my staff for their untiring efforts and hard work that included sacrificing their Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in an effort to ensure the 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.”