Senior players, officials breach bio-secure protocols at National T20 Cup

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In a disturbing development on Friday, as many as 12 persons, including nine players and three officials of the ongoing National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi breached the bio-secure protocols in place for coronavirus pandemic, forcing the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to warn them all that they will be expelled from the said event in case of another violation.

“The PCB today insisted that it will not allow any player or official to put at risk the health and safety of other competitors and those breaching the bio-secure protocols in future will be sent packing from the tournament,” a press release issued by the PCB said on Friday.

Though the PCB did not disclose the names of the cricketers and officials who breached the protocols, Dawn learnt through reliable sources that senior players including Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Khurram Manzoor, Sohail Khan, Anwar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq plus officials Abdul Razzaq, Basit Ali and Rashid Khan violated the protocols at their hotel in Rawalpindi.