The Indian Premier League 2021 season is all set to resume on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. The Board of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) released a note stating the bio-secure protocols for the tournament.
The overseas players participating in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 will not have to undergo quarantine, according to Health and Safety protocols issued by BCCI.
“All members whose RT-PCR test result is negative may travel to the franchise’s city of choice. For passengers arriving from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, it is mandatory that the COVID-19 PCR report includes a QR code linked to the original report for the verification process.”
“Depending on the country of flight departure, all international passengers arriving at Dubai airport are required to display a negative RT-PCR test report for sample taken between 48-72 hours before their scheduled flight,” the statement revealed.
It further added that the franchise members or their families will have to face action for bubble breaches.
“Breach of any Bio-Secure Environment protocols by franchise members or their families will be subject to disciplinary action by the BCCI,” a Bio-secure protocols copy said, which is in possession of PTI.
BCCI announces schedule for remainder of VIVO IPL 2021 in UAE.
The 14th season, will resume on 19th September in Dubai with the final taking place on 15th October.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) July 25, 2021
Re-entry to team bubble only after completing six days in Quarantine
Re-entry for members into the team bubbles will only be allowed after completing six days of quarantine.
“They (members) may only leave the Bubble in unavoidable circumstances. However, for unscheduled visits, prior permission must be sought from the BCCI Chief Medical Officer before leaving the Bubble. Re-entry to the Bubble is only permitted after completing 6 full days quarantine and confirmation that all 3 results of the RT-PCR tests for samples collected on days 2,4 and 6 are negative,” stated the protocols.
The statement also outlined the protocols for hospital visits during IPL 2021. The BCCI wrote,
“In exceptional circumstances, if members within a bubble are required to visit a hospital for investigation and/or treatment, green corridors will be created to avoid close contact with any individuals who are outside their Bio-Secure Bubbles. Team members and accompanying team staff must wear PPE and sanitize their hands frequently during hospital visits. In the interest of the health and safety of the other members of the team, all members must follow the prescribed guidelines in this Health and Safety document to maintain the sanctity of the Bio-Secure environment.”