Karachi Kings players, officials all clear from coronavirus threat

By: News Desk      Published: 04:47 PM, 18 Mar, 2020
Karachi Kings players, officials all clear from coronavirus threat

Karachi Kings players and officials who underwent the coronavirus test got all clear, sources closed to the franchise said Wednesday.

According to the sources, the results of all the people belonging to Karachi Kings have come negative. But the threat still looms on these all as the next two weeks could be crucial as the virus could still surface in this period. These players and officials have been advised to remain in self-isolation to keep the threat minimised. 

The move came after the PSL’s 2020 edition had been postponed on Tuesday after Karachi Kings player ALex Hales went into self-isolation after developing coronavirus like symptoms upon his return to England from Pakistan.

Around 100 persons including players, officials, broadcasters and others involved in the Pakistan Super League have undergone COVID-19 tests. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to receive the results of the tests and as per officials the results are expected to come late Wednesday night or on Thursday.

As a precautionary measure, the PCB has sent the samples of players and officials belonging to the semi-finalist teams, umpires, commentators and PCB officials and production staff members for the COVID-19 tests.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has also closed its offices around the country for a week and would review the further strategy after that. The PCB has not confirmed whether it has quarantined these players and officials who underwent the test or not.