Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday confirmed that one player tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the sixth edition of PSL. The board refrained from revealing the name of the infected player but also put another player and an official under quarantine for breaching the bio-security protocol.
However, they have taken the precaution by putting the individuals under a three-day quarantine who breached the protocol under the bio-security bubble.
“The PCB is disappointed that two members of one of the sides showed carelessness and violated the bio-secure bubble protocols by coming into a contact with a person who was not part of the bubble,” it said.
The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League will begin from February 20, i.e., Saturday.
“A player from another franchise team who had shown symptoms and was in isolation has tested positive,” the PCB said in a statement.
“He will now remain in quarantine for 10 days and will require two negative tests in order to integrate again with the side in accordance with the applicable re-entry protocols.” they further stated.
Both the individuals will now have to undergo tests and return negative for the virus to be eligible for participating in the tournament.
“As reiterated previously, the health and safety of all individuals associated with HBL Pakistan Super League 6 is of paramount importance to the PCB and the event. All players, player support personnel, match officials and family members are once again reminded to diligently follow the PCB Covid-19 Protocols as the PCB will not allow anyone to affect the integrity and credibility of the tournament,” the PCB said.