PCB withdraws Covid-19 curbs for upcoming WI series

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After a successful experiment at a domestic tournament, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to not take Covid-19 curbs for future matches that include having a bio-secure bubble.

The PCB official said that the board will adopt this policy during the series against West Indies. According to the PCB, a proposal will be sent to the Cricket West Indies (CWI) to play the series without taking Covid-19 measures.

Players and coaching staff will be free to interact with each other, and cricket will be played in a normal environment as before. However, Covid-19 tests will only be conducted in case a player or staff member has symptoms.

In the case of a positive Covid result, the indi-vidual will be isolated for five days. The same policy will be adopted in all of Pakistan’s international series and domestic tournaments.

The PCB did not create a bio-secure bubble in the recently concluded Pakistan one-day cup. The players were personally advised to take precautionary measures. Not a single Covid case was reported during the 33 matches played in the tournament.

Meanwhile, PCB Chairperson Ramiz Raja con-gratulated Australia and Pakistan teams for producing enthralling cricket throughout the 38-day historic tour.—APP

 

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