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Another resumption setback for PSL 2021 due to visa complications

The 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which was postponed due to Covid-19 in March this year, has faced various hurdles before its resumption this month. Although the tournament was scheduled to resume in Abu Dhabi on June 1, it would lag due to various complications.

Some players, officials, and broadcasters have been delayed in arriving in Abu Dhabi due to visa issues, which could delay the resumption of PSL 2021 by a few more days. According to the initial plan, the tournament will now resume in Abu Dhabi on June 9 instead of June 1. 

5 cricketers and 2 coaches from South Africa, and 8 Indian broadcasters arrived in Abu Dhabi on May 29 and have been sent in isolation since then. However, former Pakistani captain and current captain of Quetta Gladiators Sarfaraz Ahmed and 10 other Pakistani players and officials were not allowed to board the flight to Abu Dhabi. As a result, they later had to reach Abu Dhabi via Bahrain.

57 players, support staff, and tournament officials from Karachi and 145 from Lahore arrived in Abu Dhabi on a commercial flight earlier on May 27.

The media has said, “PSL will probably start from June 9. Timely visas have become a major hurdle as India and South Africa have been added to the UAE red-list due to the rising tide of Covid-19 infection. When Indians and South Africans arrive in the UAE, they will have to stay in quarantine for 10 days, so it will not be possible to resume the tournament within June 5.“

PSL 2021 was postponed in March after some players and support staff in the bio-safety zone were infected with Covid-19. Before the postponement, 14 matches of the competition were held. There are still 20 more matches left which will be held in Abu Dhabi from June 9.

PSL is likely to be delayed once again. It is understood to be rolled on the field shortly once the quarantine period for everyone is over.

PSL 6 is set to resume again with much more thrill and exciting cricket actions. Predict the winners of the PSL matches and place bets on!

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