#CoronavirusOutbreak: PCB awaiting test results of everyone involved with PSL
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said around 100 people, including players, associated with the now-suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL) have undergone COVID-19 tests. The tournament, which had its semi-finals and final left, was postponed on Tuesday. This was after the PCB saying that a foreign player showed symptoms with Ramiz Raja revealing that it was England's Alex Hales. Here's more.
PCB to review situations and take further decisions
Given the health crisis, the PCB has also announced closure of its offices in Lahore and Karachi until Monday. The board will be reviewing the situation and take further decisions. For the time being, the employees have been told to work from home and practice social distancing. The PSL was one of the major global tournaments.
Official clarifies on late postponing of the PSL
The PCB has come under criticism for not postponing the PSL earlier but the official said they took all decisions in consultation with the government and health agencies. "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.
No clarity over foreign production staff members' situation
According to PTI, when asked if the foreigners, who were a part of the production staff, had been allowed to return home, the PCB official didn't give a clear answer. He said it was an ongoing process and the test results were awaited.
PCB postpones PSL after Hales showed COVID-19 symptoms
The PCB issued a statement on Tuesday which read, "The Pakistan Cricket Board today postponed the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 with immediate effect and the two semi-finals and the final will be rescheduled for a later date." "This decision was taken after a player, who had left Pakistan a few days ago, showed symptoms of COVID-19 and he will undergo screening shortly."