PSL 7: Here’s how PCB plans to deal with Omicron
Here's what PCB plans to do
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7 will start in less than a month. Despite coronavirus concerns, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed a maximum capacity crowd for Pakistan’s premier domestic T20 tournament.
The new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’ has yet again disrupted life across the globe as cases continue to surge. Just like everything else, the sports world has also been hit bad. Multiple cases have been reported from the ongoing Ashes series, threatening to postpone the series.
It should be noted that the Pakistan Cricket Board was forced to postpone the last two editions of PSL due to the virus. Now, the PCB has started preparations to deal with Omicron. According to a report, the cricket board has once again acquired the services of a foreign company for the bio-secure bubble.
Furthermore, a complete hotel will be booked for the participants of PSL 7 to minimise the risk of coronavirus. The report also states that the foreign players participating in the league might have to stay in quarantine longer this time.
Moreover, PCB has no solid plan B incase the league is disrupted due to some reason. Pakistan’s first neutral choice, UAE, to hold PSL matches doesn’t seem an option as they are hosting their own league.
It won’t be easy task for PCB to hold the upcoming edition of PSL. The foreign company will be handling all the arrangements regarding bio-secure bubble security. The cricket board is expected to take stern action incase any player or official is found breaching the bio-bubble rules.
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