Delay in visa issual forces Pak PSL-bound players to return home

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to move those cricketers to their respective homes in the country who were barred from entering into a commercial flight to Abu Dhabi from Lahore and Karachi for the PSL 6 remainder.

The board took the call as it feels there can potentially be some more delays in the issuance of the remaining visas.

According to PCB, as soon as the visas are processed, the players will undergo the mandatory PCR tests before flying to Abu Dhabi.

“We regret the inconvenience that has been caused to some players and officials, but these have been due to unforeseen circumstances and unexpected challenges,” said PCB Director, Commercial and PSL 6 head Babar Hamid, in an official statement.

“The PCB is working hand in glove with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Emirates Cricket Board, and trying its best to get all participants in Abu Dhabi in time so that we can hold the remaining tournament,” he added.

Notably, the sixth edition of the PSL was postponed after a several COVID-19 positive cases were reported in March this year.

The remainder of the tournament is now slated to resume in the first week of June in Abu Dhabi.

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