PSL 7: PCB will allow match to go on even if 8/20 players test COVID positive

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has designed a new advisory policy for coronavirus SOPs that would allow each PSL team to hold 20 players as the 7th season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is about to commence amidst a rising coronavirus outbreak in the country.

According to reports, the PCB will allow a match to go on even if up to eight players out of a squad of 20 test positive. The players that tested positive for COVID-19 will be replaced by the eleventh and twelfth players.

If nine members of the squad test positive for COVID-19, the game will be called off. However, each team has been told to keep 20 to 30 players in the hotel’s “protective bubble” in the event of an emergency.

If a player tests positive for coronavirus, they must isolate for ten days, and a successor will be selected from the secure bubble. Each team will choose two additional players in the supplemental draft on Thursday and Friday.

The PCB’s new guideline states that chartered flights between Karachi and Lahore will take two teams at a time for the matches. Meanwhile, sources say that players from the South African cricket squad will be available for the duration of the PSL season.

For more details, stay tuned with us.

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