PSL 6: Sarfaraz Ahmed wasn’t allowed to board a commercial flight to Abu Dhabi.© AFP
Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and ten more players were not allowed to board commercial flights for Abu Dhabi via Doha on Sunday for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six. According to a outline in ESPNcricinfo, all cricketers were denied from boarding the flights because they did not have the required clearances. “Five persons from this PSL contingent were cleared to fly, while the others had to go back to their hotels where they’ve been in quarantine since May 24,” read the outline in ESPNcricinfo.
A group of more than 25 people from Lahore and Karachi used to be supposed to shuttle to the UAE on a chartered plane.
According to the outline, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) opted to put players in commercial flights nullifying the COVID-19 protocols in a last-minute decision.
Earlier this week, Quetta Gladiators pacer Naseem Shah and Multan Sultans star all-rounder Shahid Afridi were ruled out of the Abu Dhabi leg of PSL.
Naseem breached the protocols for departure from Pakistan by arriving at the designated hotel with a non-compliant RT-PCR test result.
On the other hand, PCB made a U-turn and made up our minds to allow Naseem to sign up for his team for the PSL.
PSL six used to be postponed after a string of COVID-19 cases were reported in March this year. The tournament is set to renew in June in Abu Dhabi.
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