Ahead of the start of the 2021 season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Saturday, revealed that an unnamed player from one of the franchises has returned positive for Covid-19.
The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League will kickstart on Saturday with defending champions Karachi Kings locking horns with the 2019 winners Quetta Gladiators at National Stadium Karachi.
The unnamed player who tested positive for Covid has been sent into isolation for ten days.
“Separately, a player from another franchise team who had shown symptoms and was in isolation has tested positive. 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,” the PCB said in an official press release.
“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,” the statement added.
Further, the PCB has revealed that a player and a member of the support staff from one of the teams taking part in PSL 2021 have been placed in a three-day isolation period after the duo came in contact with a person outside the bio-secure bubble.
The two persons will now require to return negative in two successive Covid tests during the three-day quarantine before they re-enter the bio-secure environment again.
“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,” it added.