The PCB confirmed on Thursday that all the 128 players, match officials, support staff, team owners, and broadcasters from PSL 2020 have been tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The PCB had decided to conduct tests of all the involved parties after an overseas player, probably Alex Hales, came out as a suspected case of having the coronavirus.
The press release from the Pakistan Cricket Board stated that 17 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Multan Sultans players and officials on March 16 and they all came out negative.
“It was critical for the integrity and credibility of the PSL and the PCB that all those involved were tested negative for COVID-19,” said the PCB CEO Wasim Khan.
“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,” Wasim said.
The PCB Chief further added that the PCB would keep on taking precautionary measures for better safeguarding its employees’ health.
“I urge cricket fans and followers to exercise absolute caution and value their as well as others’ well-being,” said Khan. “The PCB prays normalcy returns quickly to our society so that playing fields can once again witness resumption of healthy activities.”
All the remaining overseas players, match officials, and support staff have departed to their respective countries already.