The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] has placed some strongest health and safety protocols in order to ensure that the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League takes place without any hassles as far as Covid-19 transmissions are concerned.
The apex cricketing body in the country, in an official press release on Saturday, said that all the participants will have to abide by the mandatory testing and quarantine process.
According to the press release by the BCCI, a total of 1988 RTPCR COVOD tests were carried out between August 20th- 28th across all the participant groups in the United Arab Emirates.
The groups include players, support-staff, team-management, BCCI staff, hotel and ground transport staff, and IPL operations, team. The report also stated that a total of 13 participants were tested positive for coronavirus, which includes two players.
Following the disclosure, the affected personnel as well as people who came in their contacts- who are asymptomatic- have been isolated from the other members and they are being monitored by the IPL medical team.
The press release also stated that as per the IPL 2020 Health and Safety Protocols, all the participants in the competition will be subjected to regular testing throughout the 13h edition.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League was originally scheduled to take place in India between March 29-May 24. But the tournament was eventually postponed for an indefinite period of time due to the outbreak of Covid-19. With the cases in India at an all-time high and the ICC postponing the T20 World Cup, the BCCI decided to stage the tournament in the September-November window in the bio-secure conditions of the United Arab Emirates.