The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday mentioned as many as 9 gamers, together with a couple of from the nationwide crew, and three officers breached its bio-secure bubble through the ongoing Nationwide T20 Cup in Rawalpindi. Livid on the violation of its COVID-19 protocols at a resort in Rawalpindi, the PCB mentioned any participant or official breaking the bio-bubble in future will face rapid expulsion from the event.
The PCB did not identify the gamers however in line with media experiences, the violators embrace Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurrum Manzoor, Muhammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan, Basit Ali, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah and Usman Shinwari.
PCB’s director of excessive efficiency centre, Nadeem Khan, referred to as it “fully unacceptable”.
“The PCB is disturbed and dissatisfied that some senior gamers and officers have breached the bio-secure bubble through the Nationwide T20 Cup. In doing so, they’ve put in danger the integrity of the event and well being and security of their colleagues.”
“That is fully unacceptable to the PCB and following conferences with the involved gamers and their crew officers, it has been agreed there can be zero-tolerance for future breaches and people violating the protocols can be expelled from the continuing and future tournaments.”
He mentioned the gamers and officers should present accountability because the world is watching and worldwide cricket is “standing at our doorsteps”.
Their irresponsible actions can jeopardise all of the efforts of the PCB in organising occasions and welcoming groups throughout these difficult instances.
COVID exams have been carried out on the 9 gamers however their experiences returned unfavourable. The 12 people took care of the bills incurred in conducting the exams, moreover receiving warnings.
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