Pakistan Super League will restart in June 2021

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The 2021 Pakistan Super League will resume in June.

This year’s tournament was suspended earlier this month after just 14 of a scheduled 34 matches.

The postponement came after several players, including Australian and Islamabad United leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, tested positive for the coronavirus.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board, the franchises and the PSL governing council are aiming to reschedule the remaining 20 PSL matches in June 2021 in Karachi,” read Thursday’s statement from the PCB.

“This was unanimously agreed by the six franchise owners and the PCB on Thursday and after taking into consideration all factors relating to event organisation.

“June emerged as the most preferred and practical window due to Pakistan’s international commitments in March and April – and late August and September.

“The remaining 20 matches in June are now being planned following the team’s return from Zimbabwe on 13 May and before their departure for England on 26 June.

“The PCB management will now look into the operational and logistical challenges and revert to the franchise owners and stakeholders.”

South African players at the 2021 PSL

  • Dale Steyn (Quetta Gladiators)
  • David Wiese (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Cameron Delport (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Faf du Plessis (Quetta Gladiators)
  • David Miller (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Colin Ingram (Karachi Kings)
  • Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans)
  • Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans)

The Karachi Kings are the reigning champions – and were at the top of the six-team standings at the time of the postponement.

The 2020 PSL was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, too, but was completed later that year.