The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday breathed a sigh of aid after all of its 128 coronavirus tests conducted the gamers, assist workers, match officers, broadcasters and staff house owners concerned within the Pakistan Super League (PSL) turned out to be negative.
Additionally, Multan Sultans underwent 17 coronavirus tests on Monday which had been additionally negative.
Meanwhile, all the 25 remaining overseas gamers, assist workers and match officers have already departed for his or her respective locations.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan mentioned: “It was absolutely critical for the integrity and credibility of the HBL Pakistan Super League and the Pakistan Cricket Board that all players, support personnel, broadcasters and match officials, those who had decided to stay back till the end of the tournament, tested negative for COVID-19.”
“The PCB will continue to put in place precautionary measures to better safeguard the health of its employees,” he added.
The PCB additionally issued a well being advisory to deal with the outbreak of coronavirus.
“I urge cricket fans and followers to exercise absolute caution and value their as well as others’ wellbeing. They can overcome this pandemic by maintaining hygiene, avoiding close physical contact like handshaking and hugs, staying away from gatherings, avoiding close contact when anyone who is experiencing cough and fever, and spreading awareness about safety measures,” Khan added.
The PCB had coped loads of criticism from former cricketers like SHoaib Akhtar for delaying the choice to postpone PSL. The Pakistan Cricket Board had first determined to carry the matches behind closed doorways after which lastly determined to postpone the knockout levels.