The Pakistan Super League (PSL) commenced on Wednesday, June 9 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi for its sixth season. When the instances began to emerge in March, just 14 matches could be played in the PSL 2021’s original schedule, and it was postponed indefinitely.
If lengthy considerations, meetings, and debates, it was determined that the remaining matches would take place in June, and that the remaining 20 matches would be held in Abu Dhabi after visa requirements were met and clearances were obtained from the Abu Dhabi administration.
Shimron Hetmyer of the West Indies will make his PSL debut this year, while Rashid Khan is also available after deciding not to travel to the UK for the T20 Blast.
Due to a back ailment, Pakistan great Shahid Afridi will miss the tournament. Shakib-al-Hasan, the competition’s star all-rounder, will also miss the event due to domestic cricket commitments at home. Naseem Shah, a pacer, was first ruled out due to a violation of COVID-19 regulations, but he was eventually authorised to go to Abu Dhabi.
Mohammad Amir is available for the event; however the T20 Blast will be his last appearance. Kent brought in the left-handed pacer for the second half of the competition.
Here’s all you need to know about the tournament
Telecast in India
The Pakistan Super League 6 will have a live telecast on Sony Six in India. It will also be streamed live on the SonyLiv app.
PSL 6’s matches will have a live telecast from 9:30 PM IST. On the day of double-headers, the first match will start at 6:30 PM while the second game will have an 11:30 PM start. The second Eliminator and the final of PSL 6 will kick off at 9:30 PM IST.
The 2nd phase of PSL 6 will take place from June 9 to 24. The league stage ends on June 19, with Multan Sultans taking on Islamabad United in the last league stage fixture.
The first Qualifier and Eliminator will be played on June 21 while the 2nd Eliminator takes place the next day. The final of PSL 6 will be staged on June 24.