The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Thursday that it has decided to postpone the ongoing Pakistani cricket super league season draw in Pakistan after a number of players were positive about the corona virus.
Three players tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Islamabad’s two foreign cricketers, including Australian leg spinner Fawad Ahmed and another unnamed foreign player, are already in isolation after testing positive earlier this week.
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“After meeting with the team owners and taking into account the health and wellbeing of all participants, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 with immediate effect,” said a statement from PCB.
“The decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which began on February 20.” “PCBs will focus on safe passage for all participants as an immediate step and will provide repeat PCR tests, vaccines and isolation equipment for the six participating sites,” the statement said.
PCB has also decided to offer doses of coronavirus vaccine to all PSL participants, making it the first cricket board to do so. “The decision was made in accordance with PCB due diligence and to ensure that all participants in the competition remain safe and sound during the event ending March 22,” PCB said in a separate statement Wednesday.
The vaccine doses are given on Thursdays and are offered to everyone in the Biosecure bladder. However, it is up to the players and officials to decide whether or not to receive the vaccination shots. PCB chief Wasim Khan said the cricket board “took the health, safety and welfare of players and officials very seriously.”