2 gamers amongst 13 COVID-19 circumstances in IPL contingent: BCCI

New Delhi, August 29

The BCCI on Saturday revealed that two gamers have been amongst a complete of 13 who had examined constructive for COVID-19 forward of the IPL after it got here to mild that over a dozen members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent had been contaminated by the novel coronavirus in Dubai.

The two gamers who’ve examined constructive embody a T20 specialist seamer for India and a top-order India A batsman. The Board, although, didn’t reveal any names. The event begins September 19 and might be performed throughout three cities within the UAE.

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“Thirteen personnel have tested positive of which two are players. All the affected personnel as well as their close contacts are asymptomatic and have been isolated from other team members. They are being monitored by the IPL medical team,” acknowledged the BCCI press launch.

It added {that a} complete of 1,988 RT-PCR COVID-19 assessments have been carried out between August 20 and 28 throughout all participant teams within the UAE. These embody gamers, assist workers, crew administration, BCCI workers, IPL operational crew and resort and floor transport workers. 

 “As per the IPL 2020 Health and Safety Protocols, testing on all participants will be conducted regularly throughout the IPL 2020 Season,” acknowledged the discharge.

All constructive circumstances have to undergo a 14-day quarantine interval following which they must return two unfavourable RT-PCR assessments earlier than being allowed contained in the bio-bubble for the event. PTI

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