Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Bubble allowed from west indies, Sri Lanka and England

Bio Bubble allowed from west indies, Sri Lanka and England

BCCI decided to permit bio-bubble transfer for those involved in the recently-concluded Sri Lanka-India white-ball series for an unfinished leg of IPL despite a health panic during tours. Nine Indian players had to miss two matches and go into isolation to test positive or identified contact-tracing exercises.

The 2021 edition of IPL, suspended in May because of bubble breaches in many cities, starts on September 19. An accept a transfer from one Bubble to another Bubble the players from six-day quarantine. A similar exemption has been giving to players playing series in England, CPL, and those participating in South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka.

"Players and support staff were coming from Bubble created for Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, England vs. India series, series and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) allowed joining squad without serving mandatory quarantine period, provided they satisfy below-mentioned basis.

Commentators and broadcast ember who are working for three series' can also avail Bubble to Bubble transfers provided they satisfy the criteria."

Bio bubble shift from CPL and England-India series in the UK were expecting. Still, the franchises were not sure if the same provision would be permitted arriving from the Sri Lanka-South Africa series after Krunal Pandya tested positive. After that, Yuzvendra Chahal and K Gowtham test positive for Covid-19 and mid-series isolation for six more players. Sri Lanka will hold South Africa for three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals from September 14.

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BCCI has also said that those not a part of any bubble will go a six-day quarantine. "All franchise team members must quarantine in the hotel room for six whole days before entering Bubble. Before and Upon arrival commencing any training activity, all team members who will be including in Bubble will have to follow the following mentioned of COVID-19 RT-PCR test plan. A swab will be taken for testing. Test reports will be made available within 8-12 hours after sample collection."

A particular requirement has been notifying those who are traveling to UAE from the sub-continent. "For passengers arriving from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, it's mandatory that PCR COVID-19 report includes original report linked to QR code for verification. The QR code need to presented at check-in and to representatives of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) upon arrival in Dubai airports."

The BCCI said that 14 bubbles would be created, including eight franchises, three for the match officials and management team, and three more for crew and broadcast commentators. Further, the advisory stated,

"During IPL 2021, members within a Bubble must travel only in dedicated vehicles from a group of buses and cars approved by BCCI, which will be sanitised regularly daily. The drivers of all such vehicles will be in the respective Bubbles, tested regularly for COVID-19 and undergo temperature screening."

BCCI released a warning for those breaching the bio bubble pact says, "Breach of any Bio-Secure Environment pact by franchise members or their families will be subject to disciplinary action by the BCCI."

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