All COVID-19 tests during PSL have come negative: PCB

back icon
safari
19 Mar 2020 | 08:28 AM
authorPTI

All COVID-19 tests during PSL have come negative: PCB

All the 128 COVID-19 tests it conducted on the players, support staff, match officials, broadcasters and team owners involved in the PSL have come negative

heart

Share

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday (19th March) claimed that all the 128 COVID-19 tests it conducted on the players, support staff, match officials, broadcasters and team owners involved in the PSL have come negative.

The PCB had conducted the tests on March 17. Additionally, Multan Sultans underwent 17 COVID-19 tests on Monday and results of that were also negative.

"It was absolutely critical for the integrity and credibility of the HBL Pakistan Super League and the Pakistan Cricket Board that all players, support personnel, broadcasters and match officials, those who had decided to stay back till the end of the tournament, tested negative for COVID-19," PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said.

"In this background, the PCB is pleased with the outcome of the results and happy that all these players and officials have rejoined their families without any health and safety doubts or concerns."

The PCB was forced to postpone the knockout stage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the wake of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, which has led to cancellation or postponement of sporting events across the globe.

The 25 remaining foreign players, support staff and match officials have already departed for their respective destinations.

"The PCB prays that normalcy returns quickly to our society so that playing fields can once again witness resumption of healthy activities," Khan said.

A source said the board was also in the process of arranging return flights for about 29 Indian members of the production staff, who were prevented from entering India via the Wagah and Atari border on Wednesday.

"The Indian staff had left by road via Wagah for home but were stopped and sent back from Atari as their travel documents only allowed them to return by air and not by road," the source said.

He said the Indian production staff crew would now be flying home later on Thursday.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Pakistan Super League, 2020

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Denly, Taylor to replace Mahmudullah, Vince in Multan Sultans squad
Bangladesh spinner Mahmudullah and England batsman Vince had tested positive for COVID-19
userPTI
10 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Pakistan, Zimbabwe players and support staff COVID-19 tests return negative
Both teams will start training Tuesday at the Pindi Cricket Stadium
userPTI
27 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
Imran Khan defends decision to change domestic cricket structure
Under the new domestic cricket structure introduced last year by the PCB on the directives of the PM, only six provincial teams now compete in first-class cricket and other ODI and T20 tournaments and departmental teams have been scrapped from the system
userPTI
16 Sep 2020
safari
NEWS
PCB seeks ECB's advice to create bio-secure environment for Zimbabwe series
Zimbabwe is scheduled to reach Pakistan on October 20
userPTI
15 Sep 2020
safari
NEWS
Six Pakistan cricketers including Hafeez return with negative coronavirus results
However, a total of 10 players have tested positive for the virus and as a result will not board the plane to England
userPTI
27 Jun 2020
safari
NEWS
PCB awaiting COVID-19 test results of around 100 people after suspension of PSL
For the time being, the employees have been told to work from home and practice social distancing
userPTI
18 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
PSL shortened by four days due to coronavirus threat
The PCB said the league will move from Karachi to Lahore for the semifinals and final
userPTI
13 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
English cricketers playing in PSL to return home amid coronavirus concerns
Moeen Ali, James Vince, Samit Patel, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, David Malan, Chris Jordan, Jason Roy, Tymal Mills and Tom Banton are taking part in the PSL
userPTI
13 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
Remaining PSL matches behind closed doors
The PCB announced that from Friday, matches at the NSK will be held without spectators inside the stadium and all tickets purchased would be refunded.
userPTI
12 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
PSL Season 5 to be played in Pakistan: Sources
Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted the matches to be played in the country
userPTI
29 Jul 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved