PSL 2021: UAE provides permission to chartered flights from Mumbai and Johannesburg carrying gamers and different stakeholders
Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to carry the remaining PSL matches in Abu Dhabi subsequent month after getting permission from UAE authorities to land its chartered flights from Mumbai and Johannesburg carrying members of the broadcasting crew, gamers and officers.
The sixth version of the Pakistan Tremendous League seemed to be doubtful until Thursday when the UAE authorities had not issued permission to the PCB for touchdown of chartered flights from India and South Africa.
“The Abu Dhabi sports activities council has now written a letter to its immigration authority to permit the touchdown of the chartered flights from Mumbai and Johannesburg,” a PCB official mentioned.
He mentioned after that clearance, chartered flights shall be allowed to fly for Abu Dhabi.
The PCB confronted a protracted delay getting visas for the Indian and South African broadcasting crew members however lastly bought visas for them on Thursday earlier than the touchdown permission problem cropped up.
On Thursday, two chartered flights carrying round 250 gamers, officers, PCB staff and official broadcasters and their workers landed in Abu Dhabi from Karachi and Lahore.
“The gamers, officers and different stakeholders have already entered quarantine at their accommodations so now the PCB is able to announce the recent schedule of the remaining 20 matches of the PSL,” the official mentioned.
He mentioned now there have been no hurdles in organizing the league in Abu Dhabi.
“We’re nonetheless awaiting some 20 visas for some gamers and officers of some franchises and we are going to get them tonight and they’re going to additionally go away by tomorrow on a chartered flight.”
These nonetheless awaiting visas embody former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who leads the Quetta Gladiators franchise and another gamers as properly.
A dependable supply mentioned the PCB was set to bear a variety of heavy bills on internet hosting the matches in Abu Dhabi however they’ve satisfied the franchises to take a small lower on their share from the league earnings for season six.
The PSL 6 matches are held in Abu Dhabi after the PCB needed to postpone the league in early March in Karachi due rising Covid-19 circumstances amongst gamers and officers with simply 14 matches accomplished at the moment.
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