After consulting the PSL 6 medical panel and taking into consideration that approval has been obtained to fly the remaining 13 players and officials on commercial flights from Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board has made arrangements to move these personnels to their respective homes.
The decision has been made to allow the players and officials to spend time with their families as there can potentially be some more delays in the issuance of the remaining visas. As soon as the visas are processed, the players will undergo the mandatory PCR tests before boarding the first available commercial flight.
Meanwhile, five players and officials arrived in Abu Dhabi from Karachi this afternoon via Doha, while 12 players and officials will leave Lahore on Sunday evening before arriving in Abu Dhabi via Bahrain on Monday morning.
PCB Director – Commercial and HBL PSL 6 head Babar Hamid: “We regret the inconvenience that has been caused to some players and officials, but these have been due to unforeseen circumstances and unexpected challenges.
“The PCB is working hand in glove with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Emirates Cricket Board, and trying its best to get all participants in Abu Dhabi in time so that we can hold the remaining tournament.”
These 17 individuals were flown as per the exemption acquired from the UAE government.
Window shrinking for England tour
With Pakistan slated to tour England on June 22, they have a limited window available to finish the tournament. However, according to reports, the tournament will start no later than June 5 to finish off the remainder of the event.