New Delhi. No international player participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will have to live in isolation but there may be disciplinary action against members and families of the franchise for ‘bubble’ violations. The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) has issued a health and safety protocol ahead of the T20 tournament to be resumed in the United Arab Emirates (IPL 2021 in UAE) next month. IPL matches, which were postponed in April after several violations in the ‘bio bubble’, will now be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19, in which Chennai Super Kings will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the first match.
The governing body said in the protocol (IPL 2021 Protocol), ‘Disciplinary action will be taken against franchise members or their families for violation of any protocol of biologically safe environment.’ Players from all over the world will participate in the IPL which includes Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh. According to the protocol, ‘All franchise team members will have to undergo the Kovid-19 RT-PCR test which should be 72 hours before their flight. Everyone will have to self-isolate and avoid contact with others after RT-PCR test.
All players should be given both vaccines-BCCI
Let us tell you that the BCCI has also instructed all the franchises that all the players and team staff arriving in the UAE should have both the vaccines. According to news agency ANI, a BCCI source said that all the teams have been told that all team members should get both doses of the corona vaccine before going to the UAE. With this, there will be no problem on reaching UAE. Let us tell you that 29 out of 60 matches of IPL 2021 have been done but this league was postponed after the Corona case came on 4 May. Now all matches will be played in UAE from 19 September to 15 October. Soon after this, the T20 World Cup 2021 will start in the UAE itself. (with language input)