The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to conduct three COVID-19 assessments on every participant and help workers of all eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises inside per week of their arrival within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the T20 league’s rescheduled version beginning September 19.

Sportstar understands that in line with the usual working procedures (SOPs) – the ultimate draft is about to be shared with the franchises later this week – in addition to a compulsory PCR take a look at “inside 96 hours previous departure”, each participant and help workers member should take a look at detrimental thrice through the week lengthy quarantine in UAE to be allowed contained in the bio-secure bubble.

“There can be three assessments: on the day of the arrival, on the third and the sixth day. When you get the third detrimental outcome, solely then a person can be allowed to enter the bubble,” revealed an IPL insider. “After that, everybody within the bubble can be examined each fifth day till the match is over.”

IPL 2020 to be played from September 19 to November 10

Groups put together for departure

The BCCI is in the meantime planning to make coaching amenities in UAE out there for pre-tournament camps to all of the eight franchises beginning August 27. Barring Chennai Tremendous Kings, cricketers from all different groups confirmed to Sportstar that they’ve been instructed for tentative departure on August 19 or 20. Solely CSK cricketers have been knowledgeable “to be prepared to go away on August 10”, ought to the necessity come up. The date of departure for many groups is in sync with serving the obligatory weeklong quarantine earlier than beginning the on-field preparation.

It’s understood that SOPs and the fixtures can be formally shared with the franchises solely after the BCCI receives the central authorities’s letter of approval, which must be “any time (quickly)”. In addition to, the operation guidelines, specifying the coaching schedule, may even be despatched to all of the franchises.

“We simply hope that there’ll be no favouritism in the case of stuff just like the variety of coaching periods below lights allotted to groups,” mentioned a franchise official.


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