PSL 2021: Two quarantined over violation of bio-secure bubble, one tests positive
KARACHI: Two people have been quarantined for three days after breaking bio-secure bubble while one player has tested positive for COVID-19. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a press release on Saturday.
“A player and an official of one of the teams taking part in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 have been placed in a three-day quarantine after they came into contact with a person outside the bio-secure bubble on Friday,” the PCB stated.
According to our media source, the captain Wahab Riaz and the coach Darren Sammy of Peshawar Zalmi are believed to be quarantined and have been dropped from the team.
According to PCB, the individuals will now require two negative tests during the three-day quarantine period before they can re-enter the bio-secure bubble in accordance with the re-entry protocols.
“As reiterated previously, the health and safety of all individuals associated with HBL Pakistan Super League 6 is of paramount importance to the PCB and the event. All players, player support personnel, match officials and family members are once again reminded to diligently follow the PCB Covid-19 Protocols as the PCB will not allow anyone to affect the integrity and credibility of the tournament,” the PCB said.
The PCB also added: “Separately, a player from another franchise team who had shown symptoms and was in isolation, has tested positive. He will now remain in quarantine for 10 days and will require two negative tests in order to integrate again with the side in accordance with the applicable re-entry protocols.”
Instead of naming any player, the PCB declared that it would not make any further comment on that matter.
The sixth edition of PSL is going to start from Saturday (today). The defending champion Karachi Kings will take on Quetta Gladiators in the opening match at National Stadium Karachi.