The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Board of Governors, on Sunday confirmed that the 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) will resume from June 1 and the final of the tournament will be played on June 20th.
All the matches will be played at the National Stadium, Karachi and the members were informed that a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for all participants will commence from 22 May in one hotel and following three days of training sessions.
“HBL PSL 6 matches will resume on 1 June with the final scheduled for 20 June,” read the PCB’s press release.
For doubleheaders, the first match will begin at 5 PM PST while the second match will be played from 8 PM.
The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) met through a virtual conference call and the board received a presentation and an update on the report of the two-person fact-finding panel that was set up by the PCB chairman to review the bio-security protocols, bylaws, and arrangements for the Pakistan Super League.
The BoG was informed that as part of the strategy to ensure the PSL 6 resumed and completed in a safe and secure environment, the PCB was in the final stages of appointing a globally recognised safety management company that specialises in providing Covid-safe technology solutions, bio-secure monitoring & management, as well as response and reaction to positive tests.
Schedule of PSL 2021, Resuming From June 1
The PCB revealed the schedule of the remaining matches of the PSL from which will be played from June 1. Here is the schedule:
1 June: Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (N)
2 June: Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings (N)
3 June: Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators (N)
4 June: Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars (N)
5 June: Islamabad United v Karachi Kings (D); Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators (N)
6 June: Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings (N)
7 June: Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars (N)
8 June 8: Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi (N)
9 June: Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars (N)
10 June: Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings (N)
11 June: Multan Sultans v Islamabad United (N)
12 June: Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi (D); Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars (N)
13 June: Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi (N)
14 June: Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars (N)
16 June: Qualifier (1 v 2) (N)
17 June: Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) (N)
18 June: Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1) (N)
20 June: Final (N)
PCB Hall of Fame
The BoG approved the launch of the PCB Hall of Fame. Among the first six inductees into the Hall of Fame are Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad.
“There will be three more inductions each year from 2021 with the inductees to be chosen by an independent panel and announced on 16 October, day one of Pakistan’s inaugural Test in 1952,” read the PCB’s press release.
“Players retired from international cricket for, at least, five years will be eligible for induction into the PCB Hall of Fame.”