PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed among 11 individuals barred from boarding commercial flights to UAE

PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed amongst 11 people barred from boarding business flights to UAE

Karachi: Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was amongst 11 gamers and officers who have been on Sunday denied clearance to board business flights to Abu Dhabi, which can host the remaining video games of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) in June.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been dealing with logistical points, together with getting visas and permissions to land constitution flights from Mumbai and Johannesburg forward of the PSL which can resume in Abu Dhabi following a postponement in March this 12 months.

“As many as 11 gamers and officers on their technique to the PSL, together with the Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, weren’t allowed to board business flights going from Lahore and Karachi to Abu Dhabi by way of Doha early morning on Sunday,” ESPNcricinfo reported.

“5 individuals from this PSL contingent have been cleared to fly, whereas the others needed to return to their resorts the place they’ve been in quarantine since Might 24.”

File image of Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. AFP

File picture of Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. AFP

In keeping with the report, “…a batch of greater than 25 people from each cities was presupposed to journey to the UAE on a chartered airplane.

“However the PCB, in a late choice, as an alternative opted to place them on business flights, which nullified the quarantine protocols already in place.”

On Thursday, two constitution flights carrying round 250 gamers, officers, PCB workers and official broadcasters and their employees landed in Abu Dhabi from Karachi and Lahore.

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The Board had additionally acquired the permission from UAE authorities to land its constitution flights from Mumbai and Johannesburg carrying members of the broadcasting crew, gamers and officers.

The PCB had confronted a protracted delay getting visas for the Indian and South African broadcasting crew members, a problem which was resolved on Thursday.

However in line with the report, “…there stay a number of people, together with the franchise assist employees, who’re but to get UAE visas although.”

The league is tentatively scheduled from 5 June however the Board is but to provide you with fixtures. The window of internet hosting the occasion is small as Pakistan should go away for England on 22 June for a limited-overs collection.

The PSL 6 was postponed in early March in Karachi attributable to rising COVID-19 circumstances amongst gamers and officers with simply 14 matches accomplished at the moment.

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