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‘Disturbed and disappointed’: Nadeem Khan on Pakistani players who breached the COVID-19 protocols

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stated that they are ‘disturbed and disappointed’ on the conduct of nine Pakistan players and three staff after they were found violating the COVID-19 protocols.

This happened in a hotel in Rawalpindi where they were currently staying for the ongoing National T20 Cup. All the 12 members, including the nine players and three staff, underwent the COVID-19 tests after that. All of them, however, tested negative for the virus. PCB did not bear the expense of the test of any of the staff or players.

Speaking on the matter, PCB’s High-Performance Center director Nadeem Khan said, “The PCB is disturbed and disappointed that some senior players and officials have breached the bio-secure bubble during the National T20 Cup. In doing so, they have put at risk the integrity of the tournament and the health and safety of their colleagues.

“This is completely unacceptable to the PCB and following meetings with the concerned players and their team officials, it has been agreed there will be zero tolerance for future breaches and those violating the protocols will be expelled from the ongoing and future tournaments.

“I expect the players and officials to show responsibility as the world is watching and international cricket is standing at our doorstep. Their irresponsible actions can put into jeopardy all the efforts of the PCB in organizing and inviting sides during these challenging Covid-19 times,” he added.

The players and staff members were allowed to continue being part of the tournament with a strict warning this time. However, the board has asserted that they will not tolerate any such breaches and violations in the future. If any member was found doing so, their action may result into their expulsion.

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