Gamers and employees of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are set to fly out to United Arab Emirates within the final week of August, RCB chairman Sanjeev Churiwala mentioned on Sunday.

This can give group personnel enough time to bear quarantine, COVID-19 testing and some days of coaching earlier than the IPL commences on September 19.

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“All of the Indian gamers and assist employees will first assemble in Bengaluru. They are going to be quarantined in a lodge in Bengaluru for a couple of days earlier than flying out to the UAE within the final week of August. The gamers are eager to begin practising, so our flight schedule has been labored to make sure enough time is obtainable to conduct nets in UAE,” Churiwala informed Sportstar.

Churiwala added that gamers and employees will bear testing and medical clearance earlier than their departure. All members of the squad are being actively educated on the usual working procedures (SOP) issued by the BCCI, a ultimate draft of which might be shared with franchises quickly.

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Accustomed to guidelines

“The bio-secure bubble in UAE could have strict guidelines like full isolation and common testing. All our gamers and assist employees are actually aware of the foundations. Security and well being is paramount. On this regard, the SOP draft covers all matters. All factors might be totally carried out,” Churiwala mentioned.

Based on the SOP draft, members of all franchises must serve a compulsory week-long quarantine earlier than beginning on-field preparation. All franchises ought to appoint a group physician, who might be accountable for making certain that bio-secure atmosphere medical pointers are adopted.

Passengers arriving at UAE are required to hold a damaging COVID-19 PCR take a look at report issued not more than 96 hours earlier than their arrival in UAE.


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