Pre-season Covid-19 testing of domestic players kicks off amid confusion

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Ahead of the start of the domestic season, the Covid-19 testing of players and support staff began on Monday but amid confusion as no one was aware who would bear the testing expenses and which labs' results would be deemed reliable. 

The players and support staff had been asked to get the first test done locally. They had not been directed to any particular laboratories and not told anything about the cost. It is not yet known whether his amount will be reimbursed by the PCB.

Individuals will be eligible for the second test if the first one is negative. Those who receive two negative results will be transferred to the bio-bubble for their respective team camp. 

PCB officials claim that all matters pertaining to the upcoming Covid-19 testing will soon be finalised and the details will be sent to everyone involved.

Meanwhile, the fitness tests being conducted for the players participating in the upcoming National T20 Cup will conclude today. 

The process included a yoyo test, sprint test and burpee test for the players that were included in the provincial teams. The training camps for the upcoming National T20 Cup are likely to begin on September 20, whereas the event is scheduled to start on September 30.

Pre-season Covid-19 testing of domestic players kicks off amid confusion