Reports in mainstream media suggest that PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) and the franchises involved in the annual competition have decided to resume PSL 6 or the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League during the month of June.
PSL was called off earlier this month after PCB’s bio-bubble became ineffective and COVID cases emerged from within. The franchises ever since wanted to resume the event in the last week of March and had requested the board to delay Pakistan’s upcoming tour to South Africa in order to facilitate the remaining games of the tournament. However, it is understood that Ehsan Mani and co. decided not to proceed with the idea as it could have spoiled PCB’s relationship with Cricket South Africa (CSA) and instead convinced all stakeholder to settle for the window available during the month of June.
Explaining the development PCB released a statement that read, “Pakistan Cricket Board and the Franchises, the PSL Governing Council, are aiming to reschedule the remaining 20 HBL Pakistan Super League 6 matches in June 2021 in Karachi. This was unanimously agreed by the six franchise owners and the PCB in a virtual meeting held on Thursday afternoon and after taking into consideration all factors relating to event organization.
“June emerged as the most preferred and practical window due to Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s international commitments in March/April and late August/September.”