LAHORE               –             The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that it carried out 128 COVID-19 assessments on the gamers, supporting workers, match officers, broadcasters and group house owners on Tuesday and all outcomes have turned out to be destructive.

The assessments have been carried out as a part of the PCB’s responsibility of care, following a suspect COVID-19 case. Moreover, Multan Sultans underwent 17 COVID-19 assessments on final Monday, which have been additionally destructive.

PCB Chief Government Wasim Khan stated: “It was absolutely critical for the integrity and credibility of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the PCB that all the players, supporting staff, broadcasters and match officials, those who had decided to stay back till the end of the tournament, tested negative for COVID-19. In this background, the PCB is pleased with the outcome of the results and happy that all these players and officials have rejoined their families without any health and safety doubts or concerns.”

He added that the PCB would proceed to place in place precautionary measures to higher safeguard the well being of its staff. “I urge cricket fans and followers to exercise absolute caution and value their as well as others’ well-being. They can overcome this pandemic by maintaining hygiene, avoiding close physical contact like handshaking and hugs, staying away from gatherings, avoiding close contact when anyone who is experiencing cough and fever, and spreading awareness about safety measures,” he stated and added: “The PCB prays normalcy returns quickly to our society so that playing fields can once again witness resumption of healthy activities.”

In the meantime, all of the 25 remaining international gamers, supporting workers and match officers have already departed for his or her respective locations. The PCB additionally issued a well being advisory for normal public, “Wash your hands with soap/alcoholic sanitizers regularly and especially after coughing or sneezing, before and after eating food and after toilet use, use tissue papers/handkerchief while sneezing, properly dispose of used tissue papers/handkerchief etc. in dust bins; avoid handshaking and hugging with each other, avoid close contact when anyone is experiencing cough and fever.”