Even before the IPL has begun, RCB skipper Virat Kohli has warned his teammates about one mistake that could spoil Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s camp this year. The mistake is nothing but players getting exposed outside the bio-secure bubble.
All franchises have arrived in the UAE, three weeks prior to the start of the cash-rich league. They will remain in quarantine in a hotel and will undergo test thrice in a week. If in case a player catches COVID-19 during the period then that player will go in isolation for a week for which he’ll also have to return with two negative tests if he wants to join back the squad.
Virat Kohli warns his teammates
Virat Kohli, being straight forward about the rules and protocols set by BCCI, expects his teammates to follow them taking all necessary precautions. Even if one person contracts the disease, it will impact the performance of the entire squad in the ground.
“We have followed what’s been told to us and I would expect everyone to be on the same page in terms of securing the bubble at all times and making sure that nothing is compromised,” Kohli said.
Also, RCB’s director of operations Mike Hesson spoke about the same and has asked players not to break the protocol. If they do break the protocol then players will have to deal with consequences. As a result, each RCB player will sign a document containing all the consequences.
“There will be strong consequences if players chose to do that (violate protocols). Players will sign a document which explains the consequences,” Hesson said.
On the other hand skipper, Virat Kohli is eager in getting back to RCB’s first practice session which will most likely be at the ICC Academy in Dubai. He said he wants to build good team culture going ahead into the season.
“I can’t wait to get to our first practice session, something that we all are going to cherish. An opportunity to create a good team culture from Day 1,” he added.