Eight different lodges for the eight collaborating groups, two necessary adverse COVID-19 check studies earlier than flying to the UAE and punishment for any breach of the bio-secure protocol are a part of the BCCI’s SOP for the IPL that was handed over to the franchises on Wednesday.
The doc, accessed by PTI, states that each franchisee’s medical staff ought to receive the “medical and travel history of all players and support staff” since March 1 this 12 months.
“All Indian players and team support staff must undergo two COVID-19 PCR tests, 24 hours apart, in the week before assembling in the franchises’ city of choice,” it states.
“This will help reduce the risk of cross-infection within the group before flying to the UAE.
“Breach of any Bio-Secure Environment protocols by gamers and staff assist employees can be punishable beneath the IPL Code of Conduct Rules.”
Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined and after completion of a 14-day period, the individual will have to undergo two COVID-19 tests, 24 hours apart.
“…if each check studies are adverse, he/she could also be allowed to fly out to the UAE.”
The rule will apply to all the overseas players and team support staff as well.
“After arrival in UAE, there can be checks on Day 1, three and 6 with testing each fifth day all through the match. The SOP states that every one “franchise teams will be put up in different hotels. Team members must be allotted rooms in a separate wing of the hotel that has a separate centralised air conditioning (AC) unit than the rest of the hotel,” it provides.
“After the third negative test, team members may be allowed to meet each other within the Bio-Secure Environment. However, wearing a face mask and social
distancing protocols must be followed at all times.”
The SOP additionally requires groups to order meals in particular person rooms and keep away from use of frequent eating areas “to prevent cross infection and coming in contact with other hotel guests.