PCB calls important meeting as ‘Omicron’ looms over WI tour of Pakistan

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KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) called an important meeting today (November 29) to discuss the travel plan of the production company’s crew that will work in the West Indies tour of Pakistan and Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 7. 

A large number of crew members belong to South Africa, Nigeria, and other parts of Africa where COVID-19’s latest variant ‘Omicron’ was discovered last week and it forced travel restrictions across the world.

Sources told this correspondent that PCB has called a meeting today in the evening to discuss possible options to bring African crew to Pakistan for two upcoming major events.

Pakistan has put travel restrictions on passengers coming from the African region, especially from South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, and Namibia.

PCB is scheduled to host West Indies for three T20Is and as many ODIs next month in Karachi. The visitors will arrive in Karachi on December 9.

It must be noted here that a Series of sports events got either postponed or canceled in Africa followed by the arrival of Omicron. Those events include ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe, South Africa vs Netherlands ODI series in South Africa, South Africa International Tennis Event, United Rugby Championship.

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