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Pakistan Cricket Board sends 100 people for COVID-19 test after suspension of PSL

PTI
Published Mar 18, 2020, 5:09 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2020, 5:09 pm IST
PCB officials said they have taken all precautionary steps to ensure the health and safety of players and officials of semi-finalists
Karachi Kings batsman Alex Hales plays a shot for boundary during a Pakistan Super League T20 cricket match against Lahore Qalandars, in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March 8, 2020. AP/PTI(AP08-03-2020_000209A)
 Karachi Kings batsman Alex Hales plays a shot for boundary during a Pakistan Super League T20 cricket match against Lahore Qalandars, in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March 8, 2020. AP/PTI(AP08-03-2020_000209A)

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday said around 100 people, including players, associated with the now-suspended Pakistan Super League, have undergone COVID-19 tests.

PSL was postponed on Tuesday after the country's Cricket Board revealed that a foreign player showed symptoms with former captain-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja revealing that it was England's Alex Hales. Hales later said he has gone into self-isolation due to fever and persistent dry cough after returning home.

 

"We are expecting the first results later tonight or tomorrow," a PCB official said.

"Until now no test result has come but we have taken all precautionary steps to ensure the health and safety of players and officials belonging to the semi-finalist teams, umpires, commentators and even PCB officials and production staff members," he added.

Asked if the foreigners, who were a part of the production staff, had been allowed to return home, the official didn't give a clear answer, saying it was an ongoing process and the test results were awaited.

 

"The moment we saw the message from Hales who had returned home last week we acted promptly and followed all protocol to ensure everyone's safety and well being," he said.

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Location: Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi




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