Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Ipl Teams have to follow seven new rules for IPL 2021 UAE

Ipl Teams have to follow seven new rules for IPL 2021 UAE

The preparations for the second leg UAE of IPL 2021 are gathering up steam now as all the IPL franchises have reached UAE to play the remaining matches of the tournament. With the excitement all-time high to play amid the in-stadium crowd in the Gulf country, the franchisees need to be wary of stringent rules and protocols mandatory for the teams in Phase 2 of the cash-rich league.

Here at seven new rules, all IPL teams will have to follow for IPL in UAE.

Players' family members & franchise owners to be kept in bio bubble.

IPL 2021 Phase 2 UAE: The bio bubble measures remain applicable to the IPL players participating in the tournament, their family members, and even the owners of the teams. They can leave the Bubble only if it is essential before which they will have to get formal permission from BCCI's Chief Medical Officer to exit the Bubble.

Teams' territory in a hotel to be completely sealed off

The officials have gone a step ahead to prevent any possibility for players to mingle with someone even at the hotel inadvertently.

BCCI has required that teams should try and book entire hotels for their squads. If that is not possible, a whole hotel wing would be reserved for the team and sealed off for those not part of a group. The aim is to minimize the chance of physical interaction with people from outside.

Bio Bubble Managers

To ensure that no violation of the bio bubble happens in any way, a four-member team of 'Bubble Integrity Managers' will be established for each group. The committee will keep a vigilant eye to ensure that players and the support staff adhere to the stringent rules.

Besides, it will also be the group's responsibility to inform the authorities about any potential breach of the protocols.

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Replacement of Balls

IPL 2021 Phase 2 UAE: While studies have assured that cricket balls are not likely to be potential carriers of Coronavirus, still, to eliminate the risk, it has been deciding that if a ball goes into stands or outside the ground, it would be immediately replacing. However, the substituted ball won't be discarded but sanitized and returned to the collection for further use. The prevention rule has been incorporating to eradicate the slightest chances of spreading the virus through the ball.

Distinct Check-in Counters

To ensure a complete cut-off from the people in the hotel, the players will have separate check-in counters at the hotels.

These would ensure that they remain separated from outside elements throughout their transit from room to field.

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Three RT-PCR Tests mandatory for entering Bubble

Before entering the Bubble, all those not coming from another bubble will have to go through three RT-PCR tests over a week. Only when a person tests negative in all of them would they be allowed to join the Bubble.

Bubble-to-bubble

IPL 2021 Phase 2 UAE: For Indian players in England, the officials have offered some respite. As the Indian players are already in a bio bubble, BCCI has allowed players part of India vs. England red ball series to move from the existing Bubble into the IPL bubble without any isolation.

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