Published:5 August 2020
The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) plans to conduct three COVID-19 tests on each player and support staff of all 8 Indian Premier League ( IPL) franchises in a week of their arrival in the UAE, for the rescheduled edition of the T20 league which will be kicked off on 19th September.
It is understands that according to SOPs, the final draft is expected to be shared with the franchises later this week — in addition to a compulsory PCR test within 96 hours before departure, and each player and support staff member need to test negative thrice during the week long quarantine in UAE in order to be permitted enter the bio-secure bubble.
An IPL insider disclosed that there will be 3 tests, which on the day of arrival, on the third and sixth day. Once the player or support staff get the third negative results, only then that person will be allowed to enter the bubble, and everyone in the bubble will then be tested every fifth day until the competition is over.