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Coronavirus Pandemic to effect PSL, Match to conducted in empty stands

Coronavirus Pandemic to effect PSL, Match to conducted in empty stands

Pakistan Premier League to be held behind closed doors in Karachi for upcoming matches are decided by Pakistan Cricket Board due to coronavirus pandemic after taking advice from the Sindh government.

The decision will be imposed from Friday’s match and Thursday’s match will stay unaffected. There will be no spectators from Friday’s match although authorized media partners, commercial partners, franchise owners, and other service providers will be allowed to enter the stadium. The player’s immediate families, the player’s authorized support personnel will be also allowed to enter the stadium.

Most of the sporting events across the globe are postponing the dates or playing behind closed doors due to the wake of the coronavirus. This decision has been taken to protect media, players, service providers, security personnel and spectators from coronavirus.

Health and safety are more important than cricket told by Wasim Khan, Chief executive of PCB. Karachi’s spectators responded well while
HBLPSL was conducted last year. The Pakistan Cricket Board also advised players to avoid shaking their hands with fans to stay safe and healthy. There are a total of 24 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Karachi as of Thursday. Thursday’s match had a large turnout at the stadium.

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