12 players, officials violate bio-secure bubble during National T20 Cup

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Rawalpindi: Around 12 cricketers and officials have violated the bio-secure bubble during the National T20 Cup, ARY News reported.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) started an investigation and surprisingly national cricketers who were part of the England tour are also included in violating the health protocols created by PCB.

According to reports, nine players and three officials went to some areas of the hotel that were not part of the bio-secure bubble. They went through COVID-19 tests on their own expenses arranged by the PCB. All individuals turned out negative.

PCB issues warning

The PCB issued a warning to all the violaters and said that it will not allow any player or official to put at risk the health and safety of other competitors and those breaching the bio-secure protocols.

PCB Director of High-Performance Center, Nadeem Khan said that the board is ‘disturbed and disappointed’ that some senior players and officials have breached the bio-secure bubble.

“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 said in an official statement released by the PCB

“I expect the players and officials to show responsibility as the world is watching and international cricket is standing at our doorsteps. Their irresponsible actions can put into jeopardy all the efforts of the PCB in organizing and inviting sides during these challenging Covid-19 times,” he added.

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