PSL 2021 hit by COVID-19 as one participant checks optimistic; official, one other cricketer quarantined after breach of protocol
Karachi: One participant has examined optimistic for coronavirus whereas one other participant and an official have been quarantined after breaching illness protocols forward of the beginning of the Pakistan Tremendous League in Karachi on Saturday.
Six groups are vying for the title within the sixth version of the Twenty20 league, which runs from 20 February to 22 March in Karachi and Lahore.
“A participant from a franchise group who had proven signs and was in isolation has examined optimistic,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned in an announcement.
“He’ll now stay in quarantine for 10 days and would require two unfavourable checks to be able to rejoin the facet.”
The id of the participant was not disclosed.
Individually, a participant and an official from one other group have been positioned underneath a three-day quarantine after they got here into contact with an individual outdoors the league’s bio-secure bubble on Friday.
“The 2 people will now require two unfavourable checks throughout the three-day quarantine interval earlier than they will re-enter the bio-secure bubble in accordance with the re-entry protocols,” the board mentioned.
The PCB mentioned it was upset that two folks had proven carelessness and violated the bio-secure bubble protocols.
“As reiterated beforehand, the well being and security of all people related to PSL (Pakistan Tremendous League) is of paramount significance to the PCB and the occasion,” it mentioned.
Crowds at 20 % of capability shall be allowed to observe the matches underneath strict Covid-19 protocols.
In final yr’s league 4 matches needed to be performed with out crowds in February earlier than three play-offs and the ultimate have been cancelled after England participant Alex Hales confirmed signs of Covid-19.
The matches have been rescheduled to November in a closed stadium, when Karachi Kings gained the title.
Karachi play Quetta Gladiators within the opening match on Saturday.
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