Pakistan’s nationwide crew players and support staff have gotten their first jabs of vaccination in opposition to COVID-19, nation’s Cricket Board stated on Friday.
The inoculation drive was performed in collaboration with Pakistan authorities’s National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the PCB stated.
In the first phase, 57 males players, 13 officers of the lads’s crew and 13 NHPC males and girls coaches had been vaccinated.
A quantity of franchise players and support staff in addition to PCB match officers concerned within the February-March phase of the Pakistan Super League (three match referees, three umpires) had been additionally vaccinated.
The vaccination drive began on March 4 in Karachi and carried on for greater than two months, earlier than its conclusion on May 6 when eight players – half of
Pakistan’s squad for the continuing Test collection in opposition to Zimbabwe – got second doses in Harare.
“… we requested the NCOC for vaccines throughout the HBL Pakistan Super League 6. The vaccination drive began in Karachi and our first precedence was to get the players and support staff concerned within the match vaccinated,” PCB Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer stated in a press release.
“After the preliminary spherical of vaccination in Karachi, we centered on getting the remaining members of the lads’s squad, who weren’t concerned within the PSL 6, vaccinated earlier than the excursions of South Africa and Zimbabwe.”
In the subsequent phase, remaining home males cricketers, nationwide girls cricketers, age-group cricketers and support staff of the home, nationwide girls and age-group groups can be vaccinated.
“The PCB is totally behind the federal government’s vaccination drive and as soon as once more urges individuals throughout Pakistan to get vaccinated with a purpose to make sure the well being and security of their very own selves and their households,” Naseer stated.
“Our players – each males and girls – and PCB administration will proceed to supply full support and backing to the NCOC vaccine consciousness initiatives as they’ve executed repeatedly for the reason that outbreak of the pandemic final 12 months.”