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PSL delayed due to rising incidence of Covid-19 cases among players

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Thursday that the Pakistan Super League 6 will be delayed "with immediate effect" following rising incidence of Covid-19 among its players.

The PCB said the decision had been taken out of consideration for the health and wellbeing of all participants in the tournament.

The PCB will concentrate on "safe and secure passage" for the participants and is set to arrange repeat PCR tests, vaccines, and isolation facilities for the six participating sides.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan and Commercial Director Babar Hamid will hold a press conference to give more details at 3pm, the press release added.

The PCB confirmed earlier in the day that three additional players from two different teams had tested positive for the coronavirus, adding they will now undergo self-isolation for 10 days.

The players "had been tested in the afternoon after showing symptoms", according to the statement, which further added that they had not been part of the sides that featured in Wednesday’s PSL6 double-header.

A day earlier, the PCB decided to offer Sars-Coronavirus Vaccine doses to all participants of PSL 6, becoming the first cricket board to use the vaccine that produces protection against the Covid-19 virus.

The decision was made in the line with the PCB’s duty of care policy and to ensure all participants of the league remain safe and healthy during the event, which was set to conclude on March 22.

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