LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent home 13 isolated players and officials awaiting their departure for Abu Dhabi for PSL Six.
The 13 players and officials in isolation in hotels in Lahore and Karachi were sent home until they were allowed to leave for the UAE via commercial flights.
This decision has been taken in consultation with the Medical Advisory Panel of PSL6. The decision has been made due to possible further delays in the issuance of visas to these individuals so that all these players and officials can spend time with their families.
As soon as their visas are issued, they will be flown to Abu Dhabi on the first available commercial flight after undergoing a PCR test.
On the other hand, five players and officials have reached Abu Dhabi from Karachi via Doha, while 12 people at the Lahore hotel have left for Abu Dhabi via Bahrain. All 17 left for Abu Dhabi on a commercial flight with the special permission of the UAE government.
In this regard, Director Commercial PCB and Head HBLPSL-6 Babar Hamid said that it is unfortunate that our players and officials have suffered but in these extraordinary circumstances we are facing unexpected challenges. Due to which he suffered from this problem.
“The PCB is working closely with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Emirates Cricket Board and we are making every effort to bring all the participants to Abu Dhabi in a timely manner so that the remaining matches of the tournament can begin,” he added.