PSL 2021: Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz, five others finally issued UAE visas

PSL UAE visas

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), out of 13 people whose visas had been delayed, six PSL players have been issued visas for the UAE. That includes Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zeeshan Ashraf, and Zaid Alam.

The players can now participate in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 matches and PCB further added that the six players will fly to the UAE on the morning of June 1.

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Out of the six people, one is former Quetta Gladiators captain, two belong to Karachi, while the remaining three are from Lahore, the PCB said, adding the visas of the remaining seven people, including cricketers Umer Amin, Asif Afridi, and Muhammad Imran, are still to be issued. 

25 people including PSL players awaited UAE visas

According to sources, Sarfaraz Ahmed, a former Pakistan captain was among 25 players and staff members of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) sixth edition whose visas to the United Arab Emirates were delayed. 

Meanwhile, players and personnel from Karachi arrived at the city’s airport and were awaiting their chartered flight to Abu Dhabi. 

Imran Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, PCB Media Department Officer Emad Hameed, Asif Afridi, Umar Amin, Muhammad Musa, Zaid Alam, Zeeshan Ashraf, Abrar Ahmed, Imran Randhawa, Mohammad Haris, and Aamir Khan are among the players who have been denied a visa. 

Players who acquire visas after a delay would be flown to Abu Dhabi on a separate chartered jet, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). 

The travel of the players and officials to the United Arab Emirates has been postponed for the second time. 

The flight was originally scheduled to depart for the UAE at 8:00 am on Wednesday, but was rescheduled for 1 pm on Thursday. 

Due to technical issues, the same flight was been rescheduled and was slated to depart for the UAE on Thursday at 5:00 pm, according to PCB sources. 

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