Remaining PSL 6 matches prone to be held in May: sources

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KARACHI: As the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches needed to be postponed as a result of unfold of the coronavirus within the bio-secure bubble, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in search of a window to carry the remaining 20 matches.

According to sources, May 2021 is the almost certainly time to carry the remaining matches, nonetheless, it is going to be a problem for the PCB due to the Indian Premier League (IPL), which ends in June.

“PCB may opt for a window in the second week of May after the series against Zimbabwe,” a supply stated, including that two different home windows possibility might be September earlier than New Zealand’s tour to Pakistan or December.

If PCB opts for May because the window, which – in keeping with sources – is extremely doubtless, then groups might must lose some gamers to IPL.

Chris Lynn, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Chris Gayle, Ben Cutting, David Miller, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rehman and Dan Christian are additionally drafted to play in IPL as effectively.

If such a situation occurs, the PCB would permit franchises to choose substitute gamers.

Another window that the PCB is attempting to discover is September, earlier than the arrival of the sequence in opposition to New Zealand.

PCB chief government Wasim Khan had earlier stated that the board will work along with all stakeholders to discover a appropriate window to organise the remaining matches of PSL.

“If you want to find a window, you will but there is a lot of cricket happening. You’ll have to think of players’ workload as well. There are options and we’ll explore them with all the stakeholders before reaching a conclusion,” he had said.