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KARACHI: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday announced to allow 25 per cent crowds for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 matches in Karachi.

The decision means around 8,000 spectators will be allowed inside the venue each match day. However, to ensure the health and safety of those attending the matches, the spectators’ entry will be subject to strict Covid-19 protocols.

According to the guidelines individuals above the age of 12 years must be fully vaccinated, valid vaccination certificates must be shown at the time gaining access to the stadium and wearing masks inside the venue is mandatory.

It also added that anyone violating the NCOC guidelines shall be liable to be evicted from of the stadium.

“Spectators are the essence of any sport event and in this background, we now hope to set the stage with 25 per cent crowds to attend the Karachi matches of the PSL 2022,” the PCB Chief Operating Officer and PSL Tournament Director Salman Naseer was quoted as saying in the issued press release regarding the recent PCB’s decision.

“As a responsible organization, we completely understand our obligations in relation to health and safety of the fans and will leave no stone unturned in strictly implementing the NCOC guidelines,” he added.

On the other hand, the NCOC will make a decision for the PSL matches which will take place in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore from February 10 to 27.