PCB says 128 COVID-19 tests came back negative

2020-03-21 at 15:15

The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that all the 128 COVID-19 tests it had conducted on March 17, the day when the Pakistan Super League was postponed, have come back negative.

On Tuesday, the PSL was suspended after Karachi Kings’ Alex Hales had developed symptoms of the coronavirus.

PCB CEO Wasim Khan said “It was absolutely critical for the integrity and credibility of the Pakistan Super League and the Pakistan Cricket Board that all players, support personnel, broadcasters and match officials, those who had decided to stay back till the end of the tournament, tested negative for COVID-19”.

He said in this background, the PCB is pleased with the outcome of the results and happy that all players and officials have rejoined families without any health and safety doubts or concerns.

The PCB said it will continue to put in place precautionary measures to better safeguard the health of its employees.