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With PSL approaching, PCB sweats over rising cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan

By BetBarter Staff

December 30, 2021

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are concerned about the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL). COVID-19 has again started to have a say in cricketing matches across the globe. The new variant, Omicron first made its presence felt in the African part of the world in November. Slowly countries like Australia, England, and India have seen a spike in Omicron cases. Pakistan are not far behind as cases have been reported thick and fast. The recent three-match ODI series against West Indies was postponed due to a rise in positive cases in bio-bubble.

Meanwhile, the upcoming seventh edition of PSL will commence on January 27, 2022. However, PCB is afraid that Omicron might affect the T20 tournament. For the same, PCB are trying different measures to avoid any hindrance. It has also agreed to book a separate hotel for the players participating in the PSL.

According to reports, the foreign cricketers will have to isolate  for a bit longer upon landing in Pakistan. The last two editions of PSL faced issues due to COVID-19. The previous edition was halted in between owing to a COVID-19 outbreak. It was later played in UAE.

Pakistan cannot afford any setback this time around. If there is an outbreak, Pakistan will find itself in no man's land. They won't be able to stage the tournament in UAE, which is due to host its own league. Also, the country is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. The PSL is set to commence on January 27.