KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday mentioned as many as 9 gamers, together with a number of from the nationwide crew, and three officers breached its bio-secure bubble through the ongoing National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi.
Furious on the violation of its COVID-19 protocols at a resort in Rawalpindi, the PCB mentioned any participant or official breaking the bio-bubble in future will face speedy expulsion from the match.
The PCB did not identify the gamers however in response to media experiences, the violators embrace 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 high-performance centre, Nadeem Khan, known as it “completely unacceptable”.
“The PCB is disturbed and disappointed that some senior players and officials have breached the bio-secure bubble during the National T20 Cup. In doing so, they have put at risk the integrity of the tournament and health and safety of their colleagues.”
“This is completely unacceptable to the PCB and following meetings with the concerned players and their team officials, it has been agreed there will be zero-tolerance for future breaches and those violating the protocols will be expelled from the ongoing 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 alluring groups throughout these difficult occasions.
COVID exams have been carried out on the 9 gamers however their experiences returned damaging.
The 12 people took care of the bills incurred in conducting the exams, in addition to receiving warnings.