Peshawar Zalmi's Shoaib Malik celebrates after scoring a half century (50 runs) during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 cricket match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.  / AFP / Aamir QURESHI
Peshawar Zalmi's Shoaib Malik celebrates after scoring a half-century against Quetta Gladiators at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly looking to hire UK-based safety and technology firm Restrata to create a bio-bubble for the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The PSL was postponed on March 4 due to seven individuals within the tournament’s bubble, six of which were players, testing positive for COVID-19.

Restrata has successfully created bio-bubbles for tournaments such as the Indian Premier League, the Abu Dhabi T10 and for cricket matches in England last year.

Due to shortage of time, the PCB will hire Restrata without issuing a tender, according to The Express Tribune. It is, however, yet to decide who will bear the expenses of hiring the company.

The remainder of the PSL is set to be held in June with all matches set to be held in Karachi, the PCB had said on March 12.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board and the franchises, the PSL Governing Council, are aiming to reschedule the remaining 20 matches of HBL Pakistan Super League season 6 in June 2021 in Karachi,” said the PCB. “June emerged as the most preferred and practical window due to Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s international commitments in March/April and late August/September.”