13 players and officials involved in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) will be returning to their homes after a delay in visa approvals. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made arrangements to move this personnel to their respective homes.
“As soon as the visas are processed, the players will undergo the mandatory PCR tests before boarding the first available commercial flight,” PCB said in a media release.
Meanwhile, five players and officials arrived in Abu Dhabi from Karachi on Sunday afternoon via Doha, while 12 players and officials will leave Lahore on Sunday evening before arriving in Abu Dhabi via Bahrain on Monday morning. These 17 individuals were flown as per the exemption acquired from the UAE government.
Commenting on the ongoing situation PCB Director – Commercial and HBL PSL 2021 head Babar Hamid said, “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,” he added.