Director Media and Communications of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Sami-ul-Hasan, revealed that the PSL matches will go ahead as scheduled despite the integrity of the bio-secure bubble being compromised. He revealed that a total of 244 tests have been conducted since yesterday, out of which 3 individuals have tested positive.
He said that 2 foreign players and one official associated with a PSL franchise have tested positive for COVID-19 and they have been sent to the isolation facility within the bio-secure bubble. The identity of the individuals has not been revealed yet.
He said that these types of incidents have happened previously in different sports around the world and there is no need to blow it out of proportion.
Yesterday, the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators was rescheduled as Islamabad’s leg-spinner, Fawad Ahmed, had tested positive for COVID-19. PCB decided to conduct tests of all the individuals in the bio-secure bubble instantly in order to know the extent of the spread of the virus.
There were rumors about the league being postponed or canceled but those rumors have been laid to rest by the PCB.
Hasan said that there will be an additional emphasis on the bio-secure bubble from now on and the frequency of the tests will also be increased. He revealed that COVID-19 tests of all individuals will be conducted after every four days.