28 January 2023
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Three more individuals taking part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have been tested positive for coronavirus.

The development was confirmed by the Pakistan
Cricket Board (PCB)’s Director Media and Communications Mr Sami ul Hasan on
Wednesday.

“We’ve conducted 244 PCR tests yesterday and
three individuals, which included two foreign players and a local support staff
have been tested positive for coronavirus,” he said. “These three individuals
along with Fawad Ahmed, who was tested positive for the pathogen yesterday,
will undergo 10-day isolation before they will be allowed to rejoin the squad.”

Sami further confirmed that the tournament and especially the match on Tuesday between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will go ahead as per plan.

“I can confirm that the tournament will go
ahead as per schedule,” he said. “I can also confirm that the match between
United and Gladiators will take place at 1900 hrs in the evening today.”

Sami also confirmed that the arrangements in
order to keep the players and support staff have been fool proofed.

“All we need to understand is that even though
we have some positive cases, it doesn’t mean that the bubble is not effective,”
he said. “You can look at what happened in different sporting events likes NFL,
NHL, Formula 1, Premier League and so on. There were positive cases there as
well but that doesn’t mean our arrangements are not fool-proofed.”

Abdul Gh Lone

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