The Foreign Ministry saved the PSL from cancellation, while the franchise owners were told at the meeting that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s contacts with top government figures in Abu Dhabi had resolved the issues.
PSL 6 is surrounded by problems, the event had to be stopped due to the spread of Corona in the bio-bubble in a hotel in Karachi, then it was decided to hold the remaining matches from June 1, then the spread of the virus increased again in the country.
At the suggestion of the franchisees, the PCB decided to transfer the event to the UAE. Later, many problems arose due to which the departure of the teams to Abu Dhabi had to be delayed.
The squads arrived in the UAE on chartered flights from Lahore and Karachi yesterday, but chartered flights from India and South Africa were not allowed to land. In the afternoon meeting with the franchisees, various options were considered.
Some owners suggested postponing the event again, but the board decided to send teams and decided to call the broadcast crew from another country, in which case the government of Pakistan came to the rescue, according to sources. And at the zoom meeting, the board promised the franchise owners a solution.
He was informed that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had contacted top Emirati personalities and allowed flights from South Africa and India to land.
The journey from both countries would start soon. Proteas cricketers including Faf Dupleix would also be broadcast. The UAE will come along, but both flights will land in another Emirati city instead of Abu Dhabi.
Visas will soon be issued to 25 cricketers and officials, including Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed, after which all these chartered The flight will go to Abu Dhabi.
The franchise owners were informed that the UAE government has given permission to hold the PSL in Abu Dhabi so it could not be shifted to Dubai or Sharjah, justifying the availability of full hotel and other issues. The event was completed in Pakistan in the afternoon meeting. The proposal was rejected.