PCB has decided to hire Pakistan Army doctors for each club playing in the next Pakistan Super League season 7.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has planned to receive the services of Pakistan Army doctors for each club playing in the next Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 7 as part of its anti-COVID-19 measures, according to The News.
According to sources close to the situation, each PSL side would have one doctor from the Pakistan Army Medical Corps. Similar to the procedures followed in ICC T20I World Cup, players and staff members will take part in rapid antigen tests at their hotels every day, as per the reports of Daily Jang.
During the PSL event, strict procedures will be in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19. The Army’s doctors will be in charge of conducting health tests and taking the athletes’ temperatures. They were also hired during the PSL-6, according to the sources. As per the sources of The News, domestic and foreign players cannot be quarantined for the entire week leading up to the league, as per the COVID-19 protocols issued by the PCB. All players, however, must have a negative PCR test report (within 72 hours) before leaving their home country. Each player will be tested for the virus once more when they arrive in Karachi. The players who test negative twice will be allowed to enter the bio-secure bubble. The PSL 7 is set to kick-off later this month on 27 January 2022.