BCCI authorizes bubble to bubble transfer for IPL 2021
the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) approved bubble to bubble transfer for Indian players who competed in recent ODI and T20I series in Sri Lanka despite health scares after eight players were forced to self-isolate after Krunal Pandya was tested positive for Covid.
The 2021 edition of Indian Premier League will resume in the UAE from September 19 after being suspended earlier this year due to multiple bio-bubble violations.
Bubble-to-bubble transfer will ensure players don’t have to undergo a six-day quarantine. A similar exemption has been given to players playing in England, the Caribbean Premier League and the Sri Lanka-South Africa series in Lanka.
“Players and support staff of teams coming directly from the Bubble created for the England vs India, Sri Lanka vs South Africa and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) playoffs may be allowed to join the franchise team without serving. the mandatory quarantine period, provided they meet the criteria mentioned below. Commentators and the broadcast team working on the above three series are also eligible for Bubble to Bubble transfers provided they meet the criteria. BCCI said in a 46-page health advisory cited by CricBuzz.
Exemptions for players plying their trade in England, the Caribbean Islands were expected, but franchises weren’t sure those involved in Sri Lanka would get a similar exemption after a recent bio-bubble violation took hold. saw three Indian players – Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishanppa Gowtham – tested positive for Covid.
The BCCI has also made it compulsory for those who are not part of any bubble to isolate themselves for six days in their hotel room.
“All members of the franchise team must self-quarantine in their hotel room for 6 full days before entering the Bubble. Upon arrival and before starting any group training activity, all team members who will be included in the bubble will follow the COVID-19 RT-PCR test plan mentioned below. A nasopharyngeal swab will be taken for the test. Test reports are available within 8 to 12 hours of sample collection. the statement said.
The board has also notified the mandatory requirements for those traveling to the UK from the subcontinent.
“For passengers arriving from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, it is mandatory that the COVID-19 PCR report include a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes. The QR code must be presented at check-in and to representatives of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) upon arrival at Dubai airports. This is understandable given the reports of bogus vaccination programs ”,
A total of 14 bubbles will be created in the United Arab Emirates including eight for franchises, three for match officials and the match management team and three for the broadcast team.
“During IPL 2021, members within a Bubble must travel only in dedicated vehicles from a fleet of buses and cars accredited by the BCCI, which will be disinfected regularly. The drivers of all these vehicles will also be in the respective bubbles, tested regularly for COVID-19 and will experience the temperature ”,
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