LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has implemented coronavirus safety protocols for players and officials in Abu Dhabi, which result in severe penalties and fines for violations.

According to a report in Geo News, PCB management has put in place strict SOPs for coronavirus safety so that the tournament is not further delayed or postponed.

Players and referees come into the country and isolate themselves in the bio-safe bubble to contain the virus.

Not wearing masks, as per the rules, will be taken as a serious violation.

No one, sans the maintenance staff of the hotel, will be allowed inside players’ hotel rooms, stated the documents.

Meeting people who have symptoms of the coronavirus or who test positive for the infection will also be considered a serious injury.

If players are found guilty of violating the coronavirus safety protocols, the penalties can range from warnings, punishments and suspension of match fees.

If found breaching any SOPs, a player’s suspension can range from one to five matches, depending upon the disciplinary committee’s discretion.

PSL to resume from 1st week of June

The sixth edition of the PSL is scheduled to take place at the Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium from the first week of June.

The league was shut down earlier this year after the coronavirus bio-bubble broke and many positive cases occurred among players and support staff.

However, the PCB recently confirmed that it has received all the necessary permits to set up the rest of PSL 6 in the UAE under strict precautionary measures.

While most of the players have already entered the bio-secure bubble, the others have shared their expected arrival dates.

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