IPL 2021: BCCI Will Ensure Safety Of Players Until They Reach Home, Confirms IPL COO

IPL 2021: BCCI Will Ensure Safety Of Players Until They Reach Home, Confirms IPL COO

BCCI logo (Photo- PTI)

IPL COO Hemang Amin has written a letter to the players addressing the situation during this tough pandemic time and confirmed that BCCI will do everything to make sure they reach home safely. The cases have been rising at their peak and amid the situation in the country, five international players have left the bio bubble and have reached home to avoid the risk if the countries stop the Indian flights.

The players have been going through tests every two days and the bio bubble has been made very strong to keep the tournament up and running.

The deliveries from hotels have been stopped and the food for the players has been arranged separately. It is difficult for the players to be taking part in a tournament of the highest quality and also be aware of what is happening with the country and the families.

Hemang Amin
Hemang Amin[photo: Twitter]

“BCCI Is Monitoring the Situation Closely,” writes Hemang Amin

Hemang Amin confirmed to the players that BCCI will be fully responsible to take the players back home once the tournament gets over despite the flights getting cancelled.

He added that the BCCI is also having a close look at the situation and is in contact with the concerned government authorities to make arrangements for the return. He also wrote the IPL isn’t over for BCCI until the players get back home safely.

“We understand that many of you are apprehensive about how you will get back home once the tournament concludes, which is natural and understandable. We want to apprise you that you have nothing to worry about. The BCCI will do everything to ensure that you reach your respective destinations seamlessly.”

“The BCCI is monitoring the situation very closely and is working with the government authorities to make arrangements to get you home once the tournament concludes. Be rest assured that the tournament is not over for BCCI till each one of you has reached your home, safe and sound,” Hemang Amin wrote.

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

Hemang Amin Explains The Strengthening Of Bio Bubble

Amin also informed the players about strengthening the bio bubble to keep the players safe and healthy. In order to increase safety, the testing has been changed to every two days instead of every five days to be extra vigilant. It has been a good move as the safety of players should be the priority.

“In order to allay any apprehensions and concerns, we are further strengthening our bio-secure environments to keep everyone involved in the tournament safe and healthy.

“Recently, we increased testing in our bio-bubbles to be extra vigilant. Instead of the stipulated test every five days, we now conduct a test every two days,” Amin wrote.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: Twitter)

R Ashwin has returned home from the Delhi Capitals squad to be with his family during the tough times and it is indeed a mental challenge for the players.