NCOC Does Not Want PCB to Host PSL in Karachi

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which is now the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), was recommended by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) to move Karachi to the UAE. The suggestion came after a COVID-19 assessment of the dire situation in the country.

In spite of an increase in COVID-19 in the whole, the PSL officials recently met the NCOC to brief on their plan to host the remainder tournament in Karachi.

Sources indicate that, after the pandemic, NCOC was unhappy with its preparations and asked the PCB to shift the tournament to the UAE. Lockdowns in many hotspot areas all over the country are likely to be enforced in the next few days, like Karachi, making the tourney in the city impossible.

All six PSL franchises have also asked the PCB, according to numerous sources, to transfer the tournament to UAE, because they are concerned about the situation of COVID-19 in the country. The Indian Premier League (IPL) abrupt suspension has raised a number of questions for franchises because many of their international stars have already lost from the original squad.

The PCB will take the final decision on the issue after Eid, and the rest of the matches are likely to be transferred to the UAE.