The BCCI is planning to conduct three COVID-19 tests on every player and support staff of all eight teams. It will conduct the tests within a week of arriving in the UAE for the rescheduled edition of IPL restarting from September 19.
“There will be three tests: on the day of arrival, on the third and the sixth day. Once you get the third negative result, only then will an individual be allowed to enter the bubble,” revealed an IPL insider. “After that, everyone in the bubble will be tested every fifth day till the tournament is over.”
The BCCI will make training facilities available to all teams for pre-tournament camps in the UAE. The training facilities will be available from August 27. The date of departure for most teams is in sync with serving the mandatory week-long quarantine. The on-field preparations will begin on August 27.
SOPs and fixtures will formally be shared only after the BCCI received the letter of approval from the Centre. The operational rules will specify the training schedule prepared by the IPL staff in association with the event management partner. These will also be sent to the franchises.