In the remaining matches of PSL 6, the scorching heat will test the morale of the cricketers. June is generally considered the off-season of cricket in Pakistan. Due to the heatwave in the country, matches are not scheduled during this time. The only event in June-July was in the form of the Asia Cup in 2008.
In view of the international engagements in the virtual meeting of PCB officials and franchise owners yesterday, June was considered the most suitable window for the remaining matches of PSL. The decision was made, but even there, enduring the harsh weather will be a challenge.
The scorching sun will bother the cricketers especially when 2 matches are scheduled in one day. Local players may be encouraged to endure the heat. But foreigners can face problems.
At the end of the Test series against India, English cricketer Ben Stokes had revealed that many of the visiting players had lost weight due to heat and gastrointestinal problems. Rawalpindi Stadium could have been better for PSL matches but this option was ignored. ۔
On the other hand, the availability of English cricketers will be difficult as the T20 Blast is also scheduled for June.