PCB confirms a number of bio-bubble breaches throughout the event
The supply additionally talked about that the stakeholders introduced the instances of breaches to the PCB officers, however acceptable steps weren’t taken.
Back in March, the 2021 version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) needed to be postponed after a number of instances of COVID-19 got here to the fore. In the meantime, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) unbiased fact-finding committee has confirmed that there have been a number of breaches of the bio-security bubbles in Karachi throughout the event that began in February.
Earlier, the organisers determined to conduct the event, solely on the National Stadium in Karachi and Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. But quite a few native gamers, overseas gamers, and members of the assist workers had been examined optimistic for the coronavirus and issues began to look ugly. Thereafter, the PCB was pressured to defer the occasion for an indefinite time period.
10 matches out of 34 have taken place in PSL 2021
To delve deep into the matter, the PCB roped in a two-member committee to find out the happenings contained in the bio-bubble. As per studies in The Times of India (TOI), Dr. Salma Muhammad Abbas and Dr. Syed Faisal Mahmood have submitted their report back to the PCB. It’s discovered that a number of bio-bubble breaches occurred and a single participant or staff proprietor wasn’t accountable.
The PCB will now be learning the report earlier than coming to a conclusion. 34 matches had been scheduled for PSL 2021, however 10 have been potential till now. Among huge names, Fawad Ahmed, Tom Banton, and Lewis Gregory fell prey to COVID-19. The supply additionally talked about that the stakeholders introduced the instances of breaches to the PCB officers, however acceptable steps weren’t taken.
Back on March 4, Dr. Sohail Saleem, the pinnacle of the PCB’s medical and sports sciences division, stepped down from his place to the PCB board chairman after PSL 2021 was postponed. In one other improvement, it was discovered that the PCB is trying to conduct the remaining video games from June 2 to June 20. The PCB additionally chalked out a plan of conducting double-headers.
The first possibility included eight straight double-headers with 16 video games scheduled in 10 days. There can even be a compulsory quarantine interval and a choice is prone to be taken within the close to future. The new window, nevertheless, gained’t conflict with the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to happen from April 9 to May 30.