On Saturday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to move the remaining PSL 5 matches to Karachi and the T20I series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe to Rawalpindi. Previously, the matches were set to be played in Lahore, but due to the smog in the city, the matches have been shifted.
The reports stated that PCB had hinted at the move earlier but announced the decision after thoroughly reviewing the situation in the city.
The ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe is scheduled to begin on the 31st October in Rawalpindi, and after the conclusion of the three ODI’s, both teams were supposed to travel to Lahore to play the three T20I’s. But now, all the matches will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
As soon as Zimbabwe’s tour of Pakistan ends, PCB will then host the remaining PSL 5 matches, scheduled to begin on November 14th. The playoffs of PSL 5 were to be played in March but were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In the qualifier, Karachi Kings will take on Multan Sultans on November 14, whereas Peshawar Zalmi will face Lahore Qalandars in the 1st eliminator on the same day.
The loser of the qualifier will face the winner of the 1st eliminator in the 2nd eliminator on November 15th. The final will be played on the 17th of November.
Moreover, all the matches are going to be played behind closed doors and in a bio-secure bubble.