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Final announcement on venue for PSL expected today





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After multiple COVID-19 cases were identified among players and match officials, the PSL was unexpectedly postponed in March. The tournament was scheduled to start on June 1, but the third wave of the coronavirus thwarted the board's preparations once more.

Last week, the PCB and the six franchises of the PSL had held a meeting to decide the future course of action related to the remaining 20 matches of the sixth edition of the league.

The stakeholders had a 360-degree discussion, which also considered feedback from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Since the Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to leave for the United Kingdom on June 23, the PCB has stated that it will use this time to communicate with the ECB to decide if the event can take be held there.

"We had an interactive and productive meeting in which we considered a number of factors," PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan had said according to a statement issued after the session.

"While the UAE has emerged as a preferred venue, a number of challenges remain, which will be worked through over the coming days. We remain committed to doing everything possible to complete the PSL 6.”

The PCB has stated that it will also focus on a revised tournament schedule, as well as coordinate with the ECB on finalizing playing and training equipment, hotel bookings, ground transportation, and tourist visas.