The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is leaving no stone unturned in safeguarding the health and safety of all parties involved as the Indian Premier League (IPL) prepares to resume in the United Arab Emirates on September 19.
The board has issued a 46-page health advisory that lays out all of the guidelines that everyone involved with the IPL must follow in order to ensure the league’s proper operation.
Before entering the bio-bubble, all franchises will have to quarantine for six days. The board has chosen to create 14 bio-bubbles, eight of which will be owned by franchises.
As the Indian Premier League (IPL) prepares to resume in the United Arab Emirates on September 19, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the health and safety of all parties involved.
The board has released a 46-page health advice that lays out all of the rules that everyone affiliated with the IPL must adhere to in order for the league to function properly.
All franchises will have to quarantine for six days before entering the bio-bubble. The board has decided to build 14 bio-bubbles, with eight of them being franchised.
The board has also made it clear that everyone in the bubble must travel in designated cars exclusively, and that everyone must adhere to this rule to the letter.
“During the IPL 2021, members within a bubble must only travel in dedicated vehicles from a BCCI-accredited fleet of buses and cars that will be sanitised on a regular basis. The drivers of all such vehicles will be placed in their own bubbles, tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis, and subjected to temperature screening “According to the advice,
The BCCI, like last year, has approved bubble-to-bubble transfers, which means that players from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) would be able to immediately join the IPL bubble.
“Players and team support personnel from the England vs India series, the Sri Lanka vs South Africa series, and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) may be allowed to join the franchise squad without having to serve the necessary quarantine time if they meet the requirements listed below. Commentators and broadcast crew working on the above three series are eligible for bubble to bubble transfers if they meet the requirements “According to the advice,
The following is what the advise says about the media and fans: “The general public, including members of the media, will be denied entry to the bubble facilities and stadiums for any purpose. Furthermore, each agency and venue engaged must conduct a risk assessment of their environment and associated activities, just as they would normally.”
Before and after arriving in the UAE, the Doping Control Personnel (DCP) will complete the same social distancing and testing protocols as the franchise teams. The Bio-Secure Environments guidelines will also apply to DCP, and a separate Bio-Secure bubble will be built for them.
On September 19, the Mumbai Indians will face CSK in the first match of the IPL 2021 season. The final match of the season