PCB proposed no bio-bubbles required for upcoming matches


Pakistan hosted Australia for three Tests, three One-Day Internationals, and a one-off T20 International, with the visit only ending on April 5. The game was played in a bio-bubble, with the players not being allowed to interact with the general public in any way. After a successful trial on the domestic circuit, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now set to eliminate bio-bubble life for international matches.

For the domestic One-Day competition, PCB did not create a bio-bubble, although the players were encouraged to take measures. During the tournament, the board could not impose any harsh rules. The tournament's 33 games went off without a hitch, and no COVID cases were reported.

According to reports in Cricket Pakistan, the board is now comfortable and has the confidence needed in hosting international games without the bio-bubble.

Meanwhile, it is understood that the PCB will also present a proposal to Cricket West Indies (CWI) to play in a bubble-free setting. The Caribbean players will not be tested for COVID upon arrival, nor will they be tested on a regular basis, according to PCB's plans. Only if a person exhibits any form of symptom will he or she be evaluated. If a person tests positive for the virus, they will be quarantined for five days.

All government limitations have been withdrawn as a result of the elimination of the National Command and Control Center (NCOC). The International Cricket Council (ICC) has left it up to the two boards to decide on this, however, the visiting team's and board's approval is essential.

In terms of the tour, the West Indies are slated to visit Pakistan for three One-Day Internationals in June. While the dates and locations have yet to be confirmed, the three One-Day Internationals are scheduled to be held on June 6, 8, and 10 respectively.