PCB Releases Report on 128 Coronavirus Tests of All PSL Officials & Players. Although sadly said the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 has been postponed. There are good news coronavirus tests of all the players, broadcasters, match officials, team owners, and support staff, and which were conducted a couple of days ago, have all come out negative.
- PSL knockout, semi-finals, and finals will play later
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) declared the news earlier today. There were reports that a foreign cricketer had experienced symptoms of the mysterious virus, following which the league was abolished.
The reports had suggested that it was England’s Alex Hales who had shown symptoms of the disease. However, he later denied the reports. He is currently in self-isolation as a precautionary measure.
The board had conducted the tests as part of the PCB’s duty of care after a foreign player, believed to be Alex Hales, was suspected of the virus.
According to a PCB press release, the Multan Sultans underwent 17 COVID-19 tests on Monday, March 16, which were also negative.
The board has avoided naming the player who showed coronavirus symptoms.
on Thursday, The Pakistan Cricket Board verified that the 128 COVID-19 tests conducted on players who got part in PSL 2020 after a foreign player showed symptoms had all returned as negative.
The board had carried tests on the players, support staff, match officials, broadcasters, and team owners on Tuesday, March 17, as part of the PCB’s duty of care following a suspected COVID-19 case.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan Said
“It was 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,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said. “In this background, the PCB is pleased with the outcome of the results and happy that all these players and officials have rejoined their families without any health and safety doubts or concerns,” Khan said.
He added the board would proceed to put in place precautionary measures to safeguard the health of its employees better.
“I urge cricket fans and followers to exercise absolute caution and value their as well as others’ wellbeing,” Khan said. “The PCB prays normalcy returns quickly to our society so that playing fields can once again witness resumption of healthy activities.”
All 25 remaining foreign players, support staff and match officials have already departed for their respective destinations.
The PCB was forced to postpone the knockout stage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the wake of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, which has led to cancellation or postponement of sporting events across the globe.
Remember, you know World is facing the serious effect of Coronavirus nowadays and same as Pakistan. According to WHO, till today 700 plus Corona Virsu cases reported in Pakistan.
- 267,013 Confirmed cases
- 11,201 Confirmed Deaths
- 185Countries, areas or territories with cases
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