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PSL to go as planned, says PCB

PSL, PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) held an urgent press conference today at 2 pm local time on the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Yesterday, the twelfth match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators was postponed to today after one of the Islamabad United player, which was later revealed to be Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, was tested positive for Covid-19.

The match was postponed to an hour than its scheduled time, 7 pm local, before it was called off last night. The players from both sides then went through rapid testing of Covid-19 to prevent any issues further in the future.

PSL to go as planned, says PCB

According to the PCB media director Sami ul Hasan, he said that the PSL will continue as scheduled with the crowd still being allowed at 50 per cent.

“We have a virtual meeting with franchise owners and team managements to give them the confidence, assurances, to take their support, reminding them of the protocols and the way forward.”

He revealed that after going through testing again, they found that one support staffer and two overseas cricketers at the PSL have tested positive for Covid-19.

 “The organising committee has already sent out a reminder to every stakeholder to exercise extra caution and nobody is told to go in self-isolation, just a caution that involves using face mask, avoid wandering on the hotel floor, and members who have tested positive will remain in ten days’ quarantine. And since yesterday, now PCR tests will be carried out every fourth day.”

A total of 244 test results are out. Rapid tests were carried out yesterday, and members of all franchises underwent another round of testing. A special request for testing called the PCR had been made to process the results of the Islamabad and Quetta.

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