Limited number of fans are likely to attend the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six matches, in Karachi and Lahore, after approval by National Command Operation Center (NCOC).
According to sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan meet the NCOC officials in Islamabad and briefed them about board’s plans for allowing fans back into the stadiums amid Covid-19.
The PCB chief assured NCOC that Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will be strictly followed for the safety of everyone involved.
After the government’s approval, the announcement in this regard is likely to be made by February 4. According to Sources preliminary talks have also been held with several companies for the sale of PSL 2021 tickets.
PCB Director Media Samiul Hasan Burney also confirmed that a “positive development” has taken place with regards to presence of fans during PSL 6 matches.
The sixth edition of the league will be played between February and March in Karachi and Lahore. The matches will continue in Karachi till March 7 before the action shifts to Lahore for the second phase from March 10 when Peshawar Zalmi will face Karachi Kings at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Initially, the PCB had planned to extend the 2021 venue list by including Peshawar but owing to COVID-19, the management decided to restrict locations to two cities.
The 30-day 34-match tournament will conclude with the final at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 22.