September 24, 2023

PSL 2022: Decision to hold matches with only 25% of fans due to Corona

In the league final on June 25, Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi to win the title.

Decision to hold matches

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Cases of corona virus are increasing with each passing day in Pakistan and since August 4, the highest number of cases of the virus has been reported in the country.

Matches in the Pakistan Super League will be played in Karachi from January 27 to February 7 and only 8,000 spectators will be allowed to enter the stadium in each match.

However, to ensure the health and safety of the other spectators participating in the match, some protocols have been laid down for entry into the stadium.

These protocols make it clear that spectators over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated and must show their vaccination certificate to enter the stadium.

Mandatory masks must be worn in the stadium and violators of these protocols will be expelled from the stadium immediately.

Salman Naseer, Chief Operating Officer of PCB and Tournament Director of PSL said that spectators are an important part of any sports event and in this context we now have 25% spectators in PSL 2022 matches in Karachi. Are looking forward to attending.

“As a responsible institution, we fully understand our responsibilities towards the health and safety of the spectators and the NCOC leaders will spare no effort to adhere strictly to the principles,” he said.

“We also need the full and unconditional support of the spectators so that they and others can enjoy the matches in a safe environment and we can only do so by following the instructions,” he said.

The National Command and Operations Center will decide later on the schedule of Lahore League matches at Gaddafi Stadium. The matches will be played in Lahore from February 10 to 27.

Earlier, on December 31, the National Command and Operations Center had given permission to hold all the matches of the seventh edition of Pakistan Super League with 100% spectators.

However, due to the increasing number of virus cases, the cricket board has decided to hold matches in Karachi with only 25% of the spectators.

It should be noted that the 2020 and 2021 editions of Pakistan Super League were badly affected by Corona virus. Round matches of the 2021 edition were completed despite the threat of a virus, but the event was postponed due to the players’ corona tests coming positive before the play-off stage.

The rest of the matches were held in November last year in which Karachi Kings defeated Lahore Qalandars to win the title.

The matches of the sixth edition of the league in the year 2021 were also postponed due to the virus due to which it was decided to hold the remaining matches in June.

In the league final on June 25, Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi to win the title.

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