ISLAMABAD: On Thursday 19 March 2020, it was confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that a total of 128 members of Pakistan Super League (PSL) including the players, match officials, support staff, broadcasters, and team owners have been tested positive from COVID-19.
PCB published a press release which read that the tests were held as safety and care measure from PCB after suspecting one of the players with COVID-19.
It was stated in the press release that 17 tests have been conducted on the players and teams of Multan Sultans which were also tested negative.
However, the remaining 25 foreign players, support staff and match officials have already returned back to their hometowns.
Wasim Khan, the Chief Executive of PCB remarked that it was very important for the reliability and sustainability of PCB and PSL that all the staff members and players should be tested.
PCB is satisfied with the results and is pleased that all the foreign players have gone back to their families without any health concern. He further added the PCB will continue taking precautionary measures for the health of their staff.
He concluded by saying that our cricket board wishes that our world to be normal soon so that we can observe the healthy activities in our grounds.