Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will check all gamers, workforce administration, match officers, and assist personnel collaborating within the 2020-2021 home season for Covid-19 previous to the beginning of the season. An estimated Rs. 15 million will probably be spent by the board to hold out the exams.
The home season is ready to start out with the Nationwide T20 Cup on thirtieth September, with the primary spherical to be performed in Multan earlier than shifting to Rawalpindi within the second spherical.
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PCB Director Excessive Efficiency, Nadeem Khan, mentioned that gamers participating within the Nationwide T20 Cup, Nationwide U-19 three day and one-day cup, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and Pakistan Cup will probably be examined twice earlier than being given the go-ahead to play. Random exams may even be carried out all through the season.
The minimal price of a Covid-19 check is Rs. 6,000 and in case you calculate with the variety of exams that will probably be performed on the gamers, participant assist personnel and match officers through the season, the general price will probably be round Rs. 15 million.
A complete of 192 gamers will participate within the first and second XI competitions whereas every affiliation may have 20 Below-19 gamers. Other than gamers, match officers, administration and assist workers may even be examined for novel coronavirus, particulars of which will probably be finalized quickly.
Gamers should endure the primary spherical of testing on their very own, nevertheless, the price will probably be reimbursed by the PCB later. As soon as the participant has examined unfavourable, he will probably be allowed to journey and be a part of the squad. The second spherical of testing will probably be accomplished by the PCB after the gamers have joined the squad.
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Nadeem Khan additionally mentioned that gamers that have been a part of Pakistan’s squad on the tour of England will probably be given some additional day off to spend with their family members. Pakistan performed three Checks and three T20 internationals in England on a grotesque tour which lasted nearly two months.