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Rahul Dravid likely to head BCCI’s Covid task force


The BCCI is forming a Covid-19 task force and it’ll embody, amongst others, former captain and National Cricket Academy chief Rahul Dravid, the apex physique stated in its SOP to state associations. Dravid being the head of NCA is likely to be the head of the stated task force.

Players may have to signal a consent type earlier than resuming coaching at their respective centres as per the usual working process, which bars anybody above 60 years of age and people with underlying medical circumstances from being a part of the camp. For resumption of coaching on the NCA in Bengaluru, the COVID task force will embody Dravid, a medical officer, a hygiene officer and BCCI AGM, Cricket Operations.

Their obligations will embody speaking “clearly and regularly with the players, explaining measures being taken to manage risk, and the advice being given to individuals to follow the same and update of COVID19 cases to relevant higher management”. Like the gamers at their respective state centres, cricketers on the NCA too may have to signal a consent type earlier than resuming coaching.

“All the Players and staff including administrative staff of NCA shall be tested for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) to detect the possibility of COVID 19 infection before the resumption of training,” as per the SOP.

“Prior to the commencement of National Cricket Academy, the players shall submit a written undertaking to abide by all the protocols prescribed in this SOP and various Government orders issued from time to time in the context of COVID19 prevention.”

According to its 100-page-long SOP, the gamers may have to signal the shape acknowledging the dangers concerned with resumption of coaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2019-2020 home season resulted in March however the upcoming season, which normally begins in August, is ready to be curtailed due to the well being disaster.

“The health and safety of players, staff and stakeholders will be the sole responsibility of respective State Cricket Associations,” learn the BCCI tips on resumption of cricket, which is in PTI’s possession. From travelling to the stadium to coaching there, the gamers may have to comply with strict security protocols.

Before the graduation of the camp, the medical workforce ought to purchase journey and medical historical past (previous 2 weeks) of all gamers and employees by means of a web based questionnaire. Any participant and employees suspected to have COVID-19-like signs ought to bear PCR assessments.

“Two tests one day apart (Day 1 & Day 3) should be done to account for false negatives. If both the test results are negative, only then they should be included in the camp,” learn the SOP.

The gamers may have to put on a N95 masks (with out a valved respirator) on the way in which to the stadium and shall be inspired to put on eyewear in public locations in addition to throughout coaching.

“A webinar before commencement and in-person education workshop on Day 1 of the camp must be conducted by the CMO (Chief Medical Officer, to be appointed by all state units) for all players & staff…”

Players are suggested to take their very own transportation on approach to the stadium. Following the ICC’s ban, the gamers are barred from utilizing saliva on the ball. Their physique temperature shall be checked each morning earlier than the coaching session and if any of them develops signs of coronavirus, he ought to go into self-quarantine till extra assist arrives on the floor.

“Spectators, players’ parents and other visitors should not be allowed entry into the stadium at any time of the day. Only players, support staff and other accredited ground, catering and security staff should be permitted.

“If any visitors are permitted, then they must be compulsorily screened using non-contact thermometer before entry into the stadium/ground. They must wear a triple layer mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.”

Only one entry level to the stadium must be accessible to management entry to the bottom. The floor employees ought to put together the bottom and the wickets throughout the time outdoors of the workforce coaching hours, learn the BCCI tips. It isn’t but clear however when home season begins, all authorities tips may have to be adopted.

“All decisions about the resumption of sporting activities must take place with careful reference to these principles following close consultation with MoHFW (union health ministry) and/or Local Public Health or other authorities, as relevant.

“Resumption of training will happen in a phased manner with progression from outdoor training activities to indoor training over the next few weeks as permitted by local health authorities,” the SOP added.

The BCCI has additionally talked about that the harm administration of gamers could possibly be remotely monitored with an in depth movement chart which signifies that injured gamers might focus on their points over video name with NCA physio. Once harm is reported, head of NCA will depute a physio who will monitor it by way of video name as all medical stories are submitted. The rehab program then shall be emailed.

The gamers will even have an in depth type that they are going to submit to the coach which incorporates, the form of workouts they’ve carried out, and comprise details about pre and put up lockdown weight.


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