The owner of Quetta Gladiators, Nadeem Omar, questioned the bio-secure bubble set in place by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after a breach of the protocols by two players. Omar raised concerns about the arrangements and said that there is a lot of room for improvement in the standards of the bio-secure bubble.
Before the start of the tournament, one player showed symptoms and was tested positive for COVID-19. The player was then transferred to an isolation facility within the bio-secure bubble. PCB confirmed that the player would have to spend at least ten days in isolation and return two negative results to re-integrate within the bio-secure bubble. They did not reveal the identity of the player.
In a separate incident, Wahab Riaz and one official of a PSL franchise breached the COVID-19 protocols set in place by PCB. They came in contact with a person outside the bio-secure bubble, and according to protocols, they were placed in a three-day quarantine period.
The two individuals appealed to the Event Technical Committee, and they were allowed to skip the quarantine period and re-integrate with their squad.
The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League started on Saturday with Quetta Gladiators suffering defeat at the hands of Karachi Kings. Nadeem Omar will be hoping for a better performance from his team as Quetta take on Lahore Qalandars in the fourth match of the tournament on Monday.