The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly finalised a plan to complete the Pakistan Super League season seven smoothly despite Covid-19 fears.
The much awaited league is set to start from January 27 and will be played in Karachi and Lahore.
The previous two editions of the league were affected by the pandemic and were completed in two phases after a brief postponement.
Keeping the fifth Covid-19 wave in mind, the board and the franchises have chalked down the protocols to complete the tournament smoothly.
Reportedly, the authorities have made a three-day quarantine mandatory for the people associated with the league.
Local and foreign players will enter quarantine from January 20. In case of a positive test, 10-day isolation will be obligatory for the affected person.
Families of the players will not be allowed to stay with them during the tournament.
The report further revealed that the availability of a minimum of 13 players is essential for the conduct of a match. In case less than 13 players are available, a match will not be possible.
The tournament will be suspended for seven-day if coronavirus infections break out during the league.
A reserve pool of 24 local players will be readied for the PSL 7. These players will also enter quarantine from January 20.
The security plans were also discussed in a meeting held by Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja.
Meanwhile, the online sale of tickets of the league will start from today (Tuesday). PCB has also reportedly offered free tickets for the fans, one free ticket will be given for every four tickets purchased.
The spectators will have to be fully vaccinated and follow the Covid-19 SOPs.