PCB - Update on first Covid-19 tests of U19 cricketers
All 119 players and player support personnel belonging to the six U19 Cricket Association teams have tested negative in their first Covid-19 tests, which were conducted on 3 October.
To facilitate the U19 cricketers, their parents or guardians in the process, the first tests were carried out at the team’s central stations. As such, Balochistan and Sindh teams were tested at Muridke Country Club and Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern and Southern Punjab sides underwent their first tests at the PC Hotel in Lahore.
All six squads will undergo their second tests today and will join the bio-secure bubble at the PC Hotel after returning negative tests.
Balochistan’s Ibrahim Snr is currently participating in the National T20 Cup for the Second XIs, which is being played at the Gaddafi Stadium, and, as such, was not required to undertake a test. Upon the completion of Balochistan’s Second XI matches in the National T20 Cup, he will be transferred to the U19 bubble.
The U19 teams will be in action from 13 October with the National U19 One-Day Tournament, which will be played in Lahore, Murdike and Sheikhupura. The final will be played at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on 2 November.
National U19 Three-Day Tournament, their last event of the domestic season 2020-21, will be begin on 5 November. Its final will be played at Gaddafi Stadium and will begin on 26 November.