COVID-19 19 continues to play havoc in the sporting world. It was due to the pandemic that the cricketing world literally came to a halt for more than 3 months as not a single international match was played between the months of April and June. And now, even after the sport is back on it feet, the pandemic continues to rear its hood every now and then.
The 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to commence on 20th February 2021 at Karachi. And now, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released an official statement stating that an unnamed player from a franchise who had shown symptoms of COVID-19, has tested positive and is currently in isolation.
The statement also added that the player would remain in quarantine for 10 days and will have to test negative 2 times if he has to gain a reentry into the side according to the protocols.
“Separately, a player from another franchise team who had shown symptoms and was in isolation, has tested positive. He will now remain in quarantine for 10 days and will require two negative tests in order to integrate again with the side in accordance with the applicable re-entry protocols,” read the statement released by the PCB.
PCB will not allow anyone to affect the integrity of PSL
The PCB also revealed that 2 members of another side had also been very careless, had violated bio secure protocols and had even come in contact with another person who was not part of the bio bubble. The PCB stressed that the health of all the individuals involved with the PSL is important. The PCB also reminded all the players, support staff and match officials that the PCB Covid-19 protocols have to be strictly adhered to. The statement concluded by strongly stating that the PCB would not allow anybody to affect the credibility of the tournament.
“The PCB is disappointed that two members of one of the sides showed carelessness and violated the bio-secure bubble protocols by coming into a contact with a person who was not part of the bubble. As reiterated previously, the health and safety of all individuals associated with HBL Pakistan Super League 6 is of paramount importance to the PCB and the event. All players, player support personnel, match officials and family members are once again reminded to diligently follow the PCB Covid-19 Protocols as the PCB will not allow anyone to affect the integrity and credibility of the tournament,” concluded the statement.