The sixth version of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) will start right here from February 20 with 34 matches scheduled over a 30-day interval between the six franchises, the nation’s cricket board stated on Friday.
The ultimate might be performed on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 22. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has restricted the league to solely two venues — Karachi and Lahore — for the upcoming version.
Final yr, matches have been additionally held in Multan and Rawalpindi.
The PCB additionally outlined the steps taken to make sure the match is held in a protected atmosphere amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with all overseas gamers requested to enter Pakistan by February 15 with COVID unfavorable certificates.
“Upon arrival, they are going to require two extra unfavorable PCR assessments earlier than being allowed to coach and compete within the competitors.
The asymptomatic gamers or help workers returning a constructive take a look at must serve a five-day isolation interval with RT-PCR assessments on day one and 4,” the board stated in an announcement.
The PCB additionally stated that a choice to permit spectators for the match on the venues might be taken nearer to the match.
“On the subject of crowd attendances, since COVID-19 is an evolving state of affairs, a call might be made nearer to time although the occasion organisers are constantly monitoring the state of affairs and stay in shut contact with the involved authorities officers.
“Whereas making ready the occasion schedule, the organisers have ensured either side is taking part in an equal variety of day and night matches,” the PCB stated.
The Nationwide Stadium right here will organise the primary half of the competitors, whereas the Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium would be the venue of the second half of the competitors, together with the playoffs.
Defending champions Karachi Kings, who now have a brand new coach in Herschelle Gibbs, will tackle Quetta Gladiators within the opening match. The PCB additionally introduced that the gamers draft for the league will happen on January 10 in Lahore.