The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday mentioned as many as 9 gamers, together with a couple of from the nationwide workforce, and three officers breached its bio-secure bubble in the course of the ongoing Nationwide T20 Cup in Rawalpindi.
Livid on the violation of its COVID-19 protocols at a lodge in Rawalpindi, the PCB mentioned any participant or official breaking the bio-bubble in future will face fast expulsion from the match.
The PCB didn’t identify the gamers however in keeping with media reviews, the violators embody 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 “utterly unacceptable”.
“The PCB is disturbed and disillusioned that some senior gamers and officers have breached the bio-secure bubble in the course of the Nationwide T20 Cup. In doing so, they’ve put in danger the integrity of the match and well being and security of their colleagues.”
“That is utterly unacceptable to the PCB and following conferences with the involved gamers and their workforce 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 duty 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 occasions.
COVID exams have been carried out on the 9 gamers however their reviews returned unfavorable.
The 12 people took care of the bills incurred in conducting the exams, apart from receiving warnings.