PSL 2021: A fact-finding team will now review the bio-safe protocols that were put in place.© AFP
The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) bio-safe protocol investigation has been growing by the minute as it has now surfaced that a non-playing member of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise tested positive for Kovid-19. Get out of the bio-safe bubble and go back to Lahore. According to the rules and regulations, if someone tests positive for Kovid-19 within the bubble, that person must quarantine themselves until he returns two negative tests. However, according to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the non-sports member of the PSL franchise took a positive test near the start of the season and left for Karachi from Lahore on the second day after that result.
The officials joined their franchise before the tournament began. He returned with a positive Kovid-19 test the day the tournament began, and was then isolated at the hotel for the next day.
According to an ESPNcricinfo report, the decision to release him is a result of communication gap between the medical team and the security team in charge of the tournament.
The PCB on Sunday named an independent fact-finding panel that would review the bio-safe protocol imposed during PSL 6.
The PCB announced on Thursday that PSL Season 6 would be postponed with immediate effect following a string of positive COVID-19 cases. The PCB had said that the decision was taken after seven cases came up in the competition, which started on 20 February.
“Specialized infectious disease specialists Dr. Syed Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Salma Muhammad Abbas have been appointed as independent members of the two-man fact-finding panel which deals with bio-safe protocols as well as by-elections imposed during Pakistan Review. Super League 6, ”the PCB said in a statement.
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