Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced offering free COVID-19 vaccines for all the players and officials participating in the ongoing PSL season.
With an initiative to keep all the players safe from the virus, the board has offered SARS-Coronavirus vaccine, thereby becoming the first cricketing body in the world to do so.
“The vaccine doses will be administered on Thursday and will be offered to all those inside the bio-secure bubble,” a PCB release said.
“However, it will solely be the players and officials’ decision if they want to get the vaccine shots” it added.
“The PCB takes health, safety and well-being of its players and officials very seriously,” board chief executive Wasim Khan said. “In line with our duty of care policy, we have acquired a small allocation of SARS-Coronavirus Vaccine, which will be offered to all those inside the bio-secure environment created for the HBL Pakistan Super League 6.
“The players and officials will be under no obligation to have the vaccine. The vaccinations will be administered on Thursday morning by qualified health workers, strictly in line with government protocols” he further said added.
Earlier this week, bowler Fawaz Ahmed had tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators being called off.
That led to the board take this positive initiative in order to have interruption free tournament in the ongoing season.