Cricket competing in the Pakistani Super League showed a positive result for COVID-19 hours before the start of the first national Twenty20 competition in the country on Saturday.
The Pakistani Cricket Council did not identify the player, but said he would “now be quarantined for 10 days” and would need two negative tests to reintegrate with his team.
Also, a senior player and team member competing in the PSL were placed in a three-day quarantine to puncture their biosecurity bubble on Friday.
PCBs said they both came in contact with a person outside the balloon and now need two negative tests to re-enter. They have not been identified.
“PCB is disappointed that two members of one of the parties have been negligent,” a statement from the cricket board said.
“The health and safety of all individuals is paramount to the PCB and the event. All players, player support officers, match officers and family members are again reminded to diligently follow the PCB COVID-19 protocols, as the PCB will not allow anyone to affect the integrity and credibility of the tournament. “