Eight Test Positive For COVID-19 in PSL 2022 Bubble Ahead of Opening Clash
The Pakistan cricket board has confirmed that the 3 foreign players and 5 support staff of the Quetta Gladiators have been tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the seventh edition of the Pakistan super league in 2022. Salman Nasser, PCB chief operating officers confirmed that more than 250 tests have taken place and 8 members have been tested positive. The players include Australian allrounder, James Faulkner, Shimron Hetymer and Luke Wood.
The covid test were done at the time of arrival the teams in the hotels. All the players and support staff were tested negative at the time of check in. The players who are founded have entered the bio secure bubble and will start their training from 24th January of the to negative results. The support staff who were tested positive have been sent back to their home for isolation.
“The PCB remains committed to creating a safe and secure environment for all participants so that they can play and perform to the best of their abilities. In the environment that we presently live in, there will be positive cases but we have robust health and safety plans to ensure the event is played and concluded within the duration of January 27 to February 27,” Salman Nasser said.
In view of the rising Corona cases in the country the Pakistan board has decided to allow only 25% of the audience during the tournament starting from 27 January in Karachi.