PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed amongst 11 people barred from boarding industrial flights to UAE

PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed amongst 11 people barred from boarding industrial flights to UAE

Karachi: Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was amongst 11 gamers and officers who had been on Sunday denied clearance to board industrial flights to Abu Dhabi, which is able to host the remaining video games of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) in June.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been dealing with logistical points, together with getting visas and permissions to land constitution flights from Mumbai and Johannesburg forward of the PSL which is able to resume in Abu Dhabi following a postponement in March this 12 months.

“As many as 11 gamers and officers on their solution to the PSL, together with the Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, weren’t allowed to board industrial flights going from Lahore and Karachi to Abu Dhabi through Doha early morning on Sunday,” ESPNcricinfo reported.

“5 individuals from this PSL contingent had been cleared to fly, whereas the others needed to return to their motels the place they’ve been in quarantine since Could 24.”

File image of Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. AFP

File picture of Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. AFP

In response to the report, “…a batch of greater than 25 people from each cities was purported to journey to the UAE on a chartered aircraft.

“However the PCB, in a late resolution, as an alternative opted to place them on industrial flights, which nullified the quarantine protocols already in place.”

On Thursday, two constitution flights carrying round 250 gamers, officers, PCB staff and official broadcasters and their employees landed in Abu Dhabi from Karachi and Lahore.

The Board had additionally received the permission from UAE authorities to land its constitution flights from Mumbai and Johannesburg carrying members of the broadcasting crew, gamers and officers.

The PCB had confronted a protracted delay getting visas for the Indian and South African broadcasting crew members, a problem which was resolved on Thursday.

However in response to the report, “…there stay a number of people, together with the franchise help employees, who’re but to get UAE visas although.”

The league is tentatively scheduled from 5 June however the Board is but to provide you with fixtures. The window of internet hosting the occasion is small as Pakistan must depart for England on 22 June for a limited-overs sequence.

The PSL 6 was postponed in early March in Karachi as a consequence of rising COVID-19 circumstances amongst gamers and officers with simply 14 matches accomplished at the moment.

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