Pakistan Cricket Board closes down Lahore workplaces after senior official checks optimistic for COVID-19

Pakistan Cricket Board closes down Lahore workplaces after senior official checks optimistic for COVID-19

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday determined to shut down workplaces at its headquarters in Lahore after a senior official examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The PCB determined to undertake a safety-first strategy quickly after the official examined optimistic and requested its workers to make money working from home.

The COVID-19 case comes just some days after the PCB was compelled to postpone the Pakistan Tremendous League in Karachi after six cricketers and a help workers examined optimistic for the illness.

Because the postponement, the board has confronted stringent criticism about its dealing with of the bio-secure bubble and its implementation for the groups on the lodge and stadium.

With many studies rising of laxity proven by the medical personnel/officers in imposing the bio-secure bubble, the PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani appointed an impartial panel to probe as to what went improper within the PSL bio-secure preparations.

Their appointment got here after the top of the PCB’s medical and sports activities sciences division, Dr Sohail Saleem had submitted his resignation to the Chairman.

Mani can be as a result of maintain a gathering with the seven franchise homeowners on Monday with loads of fireworks anticipated because the franchises are demanding they be refunded their franchise charges if the way forward for the remaining PSL 6 matches stays uncertain.

To prime all of it, the PCB a couple of days in the past had added a drive majeure clause of their contracts with the franchises which mainly will safeguard the board if the PSL 6 cannot be accomplished this yr.

Within the newest COVID-19 case to hit the PCB, a dependable supply stated the involved official had not been in Karachi for the PSL however he had visited the coaching camp arrange on the high-performance centre in Lahore for Pakistan and bench gamers.

“The Lahore based mostly gamers like Azhar Ali and Muhammad Abbas had been all going house after the coaching however now the board has suspended the camp and can announce recent dates with all gamers now to bear recent COVID checks because the board has additionally launched contact tracing of the official,” he stated.

In accordance with studies, main blunders had been dedicated in imposing the bio-secure bubble with the medical personnel not conducting the COVID-19 check instantly on Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed regardless of him reporting abdomen ache and different discomforts.

Additionally when another circumstances got here up the medical personnel nonetheless did not perform correct contact tracing and the PCB additionally did not droop the matches for a couple of days and went forward with the schedule after only a one-day suspension of the Islamabad United-Quetta Gladiators match.

Later it emerged that another gamers, together with Hasan Ali, had additionally examined optimistic after a birthday celebration was held on the lodge for former Pakistan participant and bowling coach, Azhar Mahmood by one of many franchises which was attended by gamers.

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