PSL 6 matches being shifted to UAE
Karachi Kings’ owner Salman Iqbal, while talking to Khaleej Times, revealed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could be a viable option to host the remaining Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six matches after the tournament was postponed on Thursday due to a rise in coronavirus cases.
The 47-year-old claimed that he had suggested UAE as an option before the tournament had begun in the country.
“I made a suggestion before the PSL started to shift the tournament to the UAE. But they wanted to do it in Pakistan because the SOPs [Standard Operating Procedures] were very strong,” Iqbal told Khaleej Times on Thursday.
“And even now, we suggested that instead of canceling the event, move it to Dubai. But the problem is everyone involved in the tournament will need to go into isolation again for seven days or 10 days as per the rules in the UAE. The players would not have been able to sustain such isolation again immediately. So that’s why we have suspended it. But I think for the next plan, yes, the UAE could be an option,” he added.
Iqbal blamed poor management which led to the SOPs not being followed during the event that caused a great deal of disappointment for everyone involved.