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COVID-19: PCB goes back on decision to reopen offices

The lockdown has resulted in all critical matters to be handled by the officials from their homes

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to not reopen their offices on Tuesday, as previously announced, after the government of Punjab enforced a 14-day lockdown to fight the menace of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

According to the new directives, the board staff has been asked to work from home. Three days ago, essential staff members were directed to come to their respective offices while a medical team had been established to ensure the implementations of the precautionary procedures.

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The lockdown has resulted in all critical matters to be handled by the officials from their homes. The most pressing matter for the PCB is the gradual refunds for the tickets for the postponed matches of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.

The revenues and losses incurred during the HBL PSL 5 also need to be finalised in the accounts. Various bills for stakeholders also need to be paid.

According to a PCB representative, the instructions of the government will be followed in their entirety. Because everything is at a standstill, the daily issues can be viewed and addressed by the officials through tele-conferences.

Player activities have been terminated in the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Important guidelines are being made as the events unfold. A clear plan of action can be brought to light after the situations regarding the lockdown and the coronavirus can be clarified.