The Pakistani cricket board confirmed on Thursday March 17 that it conducted 128 COVID-19 tests on players, supporters, match officials, broadcasters and team owners, all with negative results.
After the suspected COVID-19 case, these tests were performed as part of the discrete tasks of the PCB. In addition, on Monday, March 16, Multan Sultans underwent 17 COVID-19 tests and all were negative.
“It is vital for the integrity and credibility of the HBL Pakistan Premier League and the Pakistan Cricket Board that all players, supporters, broadcasters and match officials, those who decide to remain until the end, The match results were negative for the COVID-19 test.
“In this background, the PCB is pleased with the outcome of the results and happy that all these players and officials have rejoined their families without any health and safety doubts or concerns.
“The PCB will continue to put in place precautionary measures to better safeguard the health of its employees.
“I urge cricket fans and followers to exercise absolute caution and value their as well as others’ wellbeing. They can overcome this pandemic by maintaining hygiene, avoiding close physical contact like handshaking and hugs, staying away from gatherings, avoiding close contact when anyone who is experiencing cough and fever, and spreading awareness about safety measures.
“The PCB prays normalcy returns quickly to our society so that playing fields can once again witness resumption of healthy activities.”
Meanwhile, the remaining 25 foreign players, support staff and match officials have left for their respective destinations.