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IPL 2021: BCCI requests Aviation ministry for separate IPL Check-in counters, daily testing to fight Covid-19

  • Apr 08, 2021
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On Friday, the IPL 2021 will kick off with the MI vs RCB match, as the fight against Covid-19 by the Board of Control of Cricket of India (BCCI) is getting harder by the day. More than 35 people, including 4 cricketers participating in the IPL 2021, have been tested so far. All stakeholders in IPL are nervous. The Indian Council has now decided to implement some additional precautionary measures to tackle the Covid-19 problem. Based on the information received, BCCI has requested the Department of Civil Aviation to allow separate IPL scoring meters for players and IPL teams during transportation to other cities after completion of the first phase in Mumbai and Chennai. Not only that, but BCCI also plans to test teams on a daily basis to protect IPL 2021 from Covid-19.

“The situation this time is more difficult. We are doing our best to fight the Covid. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is constantly working with all stakeholders. We have requested separate IPL counters during check-in and will also test the equipment on a daily basis,” confirmed a senior BCCI official.

IPL 2021: BCCI & teams ups the ante, take extra measures to fight Covid-19

– The new procedures include requesting separate check-in counters at airports,
– Daily Covid Tests
– More Bubble Safety Officers join teams and other stakeholders.
– Ground personnel in Mumbai are now not permitted to leave the stadiums. They will be accommodated in special stadium facilities.

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB goes extra-cautious after two players test Covid-19 positive

IPL 2021 – Virat Kohli’s RCB: Before clashing with the Indians in Mumbai, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been fixed, which is why RCB is the only IPL team where players have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. First Devdutt Padikkal and then Australian Daniel Sams. This caused the RCB to become extremely cautious as they prepared for MI Rohit Sharma. The Kohli team has strengthened the "stringent dynamic bubble" environment in an effort to plug a hole created in recent days.

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB goes extra-cautious after two players test Covid-19 positive

“We are in a very strict biological bubble. But after two of our players tested positive, stricter rules were imposed. Dedicated people were specifically assigned inside the bubble to monitor if no player broke the bubble. Previous rooms were cleared once a day. Now they are disinfected twice a day. RCB players' chefs and staff also stay in the hotel. The elevators are exclusively for us and open to 3 floors only dedicated to us. The logistics are checked every day. We, as players, are concerned but we are not anxious because we are still in a vital bubble A source at RCB on condition of anonymity.

"RCB takes extra precautions as new members join the bubble. They get tested three times. Upon arrival, the third and seventh days of quarantine. After that, players are evaluated every 5 days. I knew they would likely increase frequency. Every 3 days in days." Regular, "the source said.

Earlier yesterday, Australian off-road driver Daniel Sams of RCB tested positive for COVID-19. The first test was negative, but positive in the second test. The development two days before the first match of IPL 2021, where he will face the champions RCB of Mumbai.

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