New Delhi, August 4
Indian gamers and help workers should return unfavorable for COVID-19 at the least 5 instances earlier than they begin coaching within the UAE and subsequently might be examined each fifth day throughout the IPL, in line with a draft ready by the BCCI.
A BCCI official instructed PTI that each one Indian gamers and help workers must endure two COVID-19 RT-PCR assessments, 24 hours aside, per week earlier than becoming a member of the 14-day quarantine interval with their respective groups in India.
If any particular person assessments constructive, he’ll go right into a 14-day quarantine. After the quarantine, he might be required to endure two extra COVID-19 RT-PCR assessments inside an area of 24 hours and if they arrive unfavorable the individual might be cleared to fly to the UAE for the IPL starting November 19.
“Following their arrival within the UAE, the gamers and help workers should return at the least three unfavorable assessments throughout per week’s quarantine and if they’re unfavorable, they’ll enter the bio-bubble and begin coaching,” mentioned the official.
“There could be minor changes to this protocol depending on the feedback from the teams but there will not be any compromise on players and team officials’ safety,” the official added.
During the primary week within the UAE, the gamers and staff officers is not going to be allowed to satisfy one another within the resort they usually can solely achieve this after they check unfavorable thrice, following which they are going to be cleared to enter the match bio-bubble and begin coaching.
What occurs to international gamers who fly in on to the UAE?
“All overseas players and support staff also need to undergo two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests before flying into the UAE and can only fly if the tests are negative. If not, then the same 14-day quarantine period and two negative tests to be able to fly to the UAE,” mentioned the official.
The gamers and help workers might be examined on Day 1, Day three and Day 6 of their quarantine within the UAE, and after clearing that they are going to be examined each fifth day throughout the 53-day occasion.
Over and above the BCCI testing protocol, the groups can do extra assessments on their very own and extra assessments may be performed below the principles put in place by the UAE authorities.
The groups have been instructed to not fly out earlier than August 20 in order that they’ll perform the required testing protocols and the quarantine drill if wanted.
The BCCI has left it to the groups to resolve on the journey of companions and households of the gamers however they too should observe strict bio-secure protocols in the event that they want to accompany the cricketers and help workers.
The households is not going to be permitted to satisfy anybody outdoors the bio-bubble and should follow social distancing whereas interacting with different households and the gamers, that too with a facemask on.
“The households may even not be allowed to enter the PMOA (gamers and match officers space) and area of play at any time throughout the coaching and matches,” the official knowledgeable.
“And anyone who breaches the bio-secure protocols will have to be in self-isolation for seven days and return two negative tests on Day 6 and 7 to be allowed to re-enter the bio-bubble,” the official added.
Forced out of India as a result of rising coronavirus case depend right here, the IPL will permit limitless COVID-19 replacements contemplating the fragile well being security scenario throughout the globe. PTI