Reliable sources hint at the unavailability of a few foreign players as the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) is ready to resume at the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi from the first week of June. Amidst the going pandemic, many players have preferred their health over participation in the T20 league and the flight problems are also considerable.
According to the reports, Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, and South Africa’s George Linde have pulled themselves out of PSL 6. Also, Australia’s Usman Khwaja’s participation is in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 related flight restrictions in Australia. Notably, Khwaja’s mater, Joe Burns and Ben Cutting will also be unavailable for the remaining matches of the league.
These players pull themselves out of PSL 2021
However, despite a few refrains, the six HBL PSL franchises have decided to add two extra players amidst COVID-19 threats. In case, if one or two-player from a franchisee gets the virus symptoms, each team will have two players on backup.
As discussed above, the remaining matches are to recommence from the first week of June. The official schedule will soon be released meanwhile, you can check the tentative schedule posted below. It is pertinent to mention here that the league was called off after coiling up fourteen matches amidst several bio-bubble breaches spotted.