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PSL 2021: PCB, franchises decide to hold matches in June

The remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played in June, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement issued on Thursday.

The decision was taken after a virtual meeting between PSL franchise owners and PCB officials, where it was unanimously decided that the remaining matches would be played in Karachi, sources said.

The PCB had said that the sixth edition of the tournament was postponed to March 4 after several players and officials started testing positive for the virus inside the bio-safe bubble.

"June emerged as the most preferred and practical window for the Pakistani national cricket team due to its international affiliations [March, April, late August and September]," the PCB said in a statement.

Explaining the decision, the PCB said the remaining 20 fixtures were being planned in June, before the men's national cricket team returned from Zimbabwe on May 13 and before leaving for England on June 26. It is being prepared keeping in view the matter.

Whopping 52 goals scored on 13th National Women Football Championship's opening day


Karachi: A total of 52 goals were scored on the opening day of the 13th National Women's Football Championship in Metropolis. Mesha United and Karachi United Football Club (KUFC) won their games by 19 goals while WAPDA defeated Gilgit. 14- 0

The match between Hazara Girls Football Academy and Quetta Hazara Women's FC ended in a draw.
Pakistan's midfielder Zulfia Nazir helped Karachi beat WFC 19-0 in the Karachi Derby at the KMC Stadium. Joe was playing his first game for the UFC. Soha Hirani also played an important role in the success of KKFC by scoring five goals.

As Zulfia kept scoring goals at the KMC Stadium, Masha United's Nepali signatures ensured that they rained down goals at the KPT football stadium.

Sarah Lambi scored 10 goals while Anita KC kicked the ball into the net 6 times as Mesha United beat Sialkot City Women's Club by 19 goals. The latter did not score during the game.
Earlier, in another match at the KMC Stadium, the star-studded WAPDA defeated Gilgit Women's FC 14-0.

For WAPDA, Sanobar scored a four, Maria Khan three, and Fatima Ansari and Dua Gilani two each.

Second day of the championship - now four more matches are scheduled on Wednesday.
Defending champions Pakistan Army will take on Jaffa FC at KMC Stadium and Riaz Kamil FC will take on FC Karachi at KPT Stadium in the morning session.

Dia WFC will play Mohsin Gilani against WFF and Nawashehr United will play Highlanders FC in the afternoon session.

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