Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered international players to withdraw from the continued Pakistan Super League (PSL) at their own will.
According to PCB, the board has left it on players if they want to quit the continued league thanks to rising Coronavirus fears.
“All players have the proper to go away the league,” PCB stated adding that players from England had suggested a withdrawal request.
Reportedly, seats of few international players have already been booked in two flights.
As per the cricket board, PSL matches will continue as per schedule.
Pakistan’s Coronavirus toll reaches 21
Another person has been tested positive today for the deadly Coronavirus in Sindh on Friday, pushing the entire number of the COVID-19 cases 21 in Pakistan.
According to the Sindh Health Department, a 52-year-old patient arrived from Islamabad two days ago and was tested positive today.
“#Sindh Health Department features a new case of #CoronaVirusPakistan The 52-year-old patient arrived from Islamabad 2 days ago & was tested positive today. This brings the entire number of cases to fifteen in Sindh out of which 13 are in stable condition & 2 are discharged,” Provincial Health Department wrote.
The number of confirmed Coronavirus patients has reached 15 in Sindh and 21 across Pakistan.
According to details, the breakdown of reported cases is 15 from Sindh, 2 from Islamabad, 3 from Gilgit-Baltistan’s Skardu and 1 from Quetta.
According to the planet Health Organization (WHO), globally quite 4,000 people have died from the deadly Coronavirus and over 113,000 cases are confirmed.
Reportedly, quite 64,000 people have recovered from the disease around the world.
PSL matches to be played without spectators in Karachi
Amid Coronavirus outbreak, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday imposed a ban on spectators from watching matches of the continued Pakistan Super League at National Stadium, Karachi.
Taking policy decision, the chief minister said: “Today’s match is going to be played with spectators while remaining matches are going to be played in a closed stadium.
“We are holding matches but cannot take more risks,” he said while hinting at the growing number of coronavirus cases within the province.
Commissioner Karachi has been asked to contact the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about the choice.
The PCB has also endorsed the choice, saying it’ll be implemented from tomorrow.
Non-used tickets are going to be refunded as per the policy, it added.
The cricket board has also instructed the players to limit the general public contacts as security.