The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by announcing that the remaining matches in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played behind closed doors.
It said that from Friday, matches at the NSK will be held without spectators and all tickets purchased will be refunded.
PCB CEO, Wasim Khan said, “Following developments in the past 24 hours, the PCB has decided to take a pro-active approach and put in place precautionary measures to better safeguard the health and safety of all those who will be involved in upcoming matches.”
“All matches at the NSK will now be held in front empty stadium. This decision has been taken to protect the health and safety of the spectators, players, officials and media.” “The decision will not impact accredited commercial partners, media and other service providers, who will be allowed to enter the National Stadium,” he said.
In Pakistan, the majority of positive coronavirus cases have been recorded in Karachi and the Sindh province with the total rising to 24 as on Thursday.
Telecast of the matches will continue as per normal.