PCB name two-member independent panel to review PSL 2021 fallout |

PCB name two-member independent panel to review PSL 2021 fallout 

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday named a two-member fact-finding panel to review the bio-secure protocols and bylaws put in place during the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) that was postponed following emergence of multiple Covid-19 cases.

In a press release today, the PCB revealed that distinguished infectious disease experts Dr Syed Faisal Mahmood and Dr Salma Muhammad Abbas have been appointed as independent members of the investigative panel.

The two have been tasked to carry out a holistic and detailed review of the Covid-19 SOPs being followed in PSL 6, identify any gaps and advise as to the reasons why the bio-secure environment did not remain Covid-free.

“The independent panel of two distinguished experts has been appointed with the sole purpose of an honest, constructive and objective review,” PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said.

“The independent panel will speak with all the relevant stakeholders, including the event and hotel staff, medical and compliance officers, team players and managements, so that we can get a better understanding how the cases occurred.”

Dr Faisal is an Associate Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Aga Khan University, while Dr Salma is a Consultant Infectious Diseases and General Medicine with the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore.

The panel will submit its findings and recommendations to PCB Chairman by March 31. 

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