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Preparation for Abu Dhabi Battleground @ PSL-6 2021: Players, broadcasters begin quarantine in Karachi, Lahore hotels

Strict protocols in place to avoid unfavorable circumstances.

Before their departure for the second leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 in Abu Dhabi,

Players, franchise management, along with their broadcast crew, have begun two-day quarantine before their departure for the second leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 in Abu Dhabi, TTI reported on Tuesday.  

Sources told TTI that the players with staff members and their broadcasting crew are living in five-star hotels in Karachi and Lahore where they will also undergo COVID-19 testing.

By Tuesday (today), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to get visa clearance after which the schedule of PSL matches will be officially announced.

The PCB’s protocols require all the individuals to go through a seven-day quarantine period after landing in Abu Dhabi. After the teams are done with the seven-day quarantine period, they will be tested three more times for COVID-19 before the start of the competition.

To participate in the PSL 6, a group of 10 Sri Lankan players has got special permission to come to Pakistan. An official told TTI that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed 10 Sri Lankan players to come to Pakistan to participate in the PSL.

The PCB had applied to the CAA to allow Sri Lankan players. After completing their vaccination and quarantine in Pakistan, the Sri Lankan players will leave for the UAE.

This time, there are chances for no relaxation to be given to anyone as there are strict coronavirus protocols in place by the PCB for players and officials for the remaining matches.

After breaching the protocol on Monday, Naseem Shah was ruled out.

Squad members from cities other than Karachi and Lahore have been told not to use public transport. Players will be brought to hotels in PCB vehicles from all cities and divers have been tested for coronavirus.

Along the way, the vehicles carrying players, coaches, and support staff will not be allowed to stop.

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