Indian Premier League 2021: BCCI gears up for the second phase to be held in UAE, made this big change
The preparations for organizing the second phase of the 14th season of IPL have started. Tracing bands will not be used in the second phase of the event to be held in the UAE. Instead, bubble integrity officers will do the necessary contact tracing.
The preparations for organizing the second phase of the 14th season of IPL have started. The second phase of this famous T20 league of India is starting again from September 19. Earlier in May, its first phase was held, which could not be completed due to the corona epidemic and had to be postponed. Many players got infected with Corona in the first phase of the event held in India. This is the reason why this time BCCI is not looking to take any kind of risk and is going to make a big change in the security rules.
News agency ANI quoted BCCI sources as saying that tracing bands will not be used in the second leg of the event to be held in the UAE. Instead, bubble integrity officers will do the necessary contact tracing. According to the official, the Bluetooth-powered tracing bands sometimes do not provide proper updates and there is also a problem in extracting the location information of the players. This is the reason why this time it has been decided that all the franchises will be accompanied by Bubble Integrity Officers who will oversee and keep all updates on player movements and movements. Each team will be accompanied by four such officers who will work in shifts to avoid inconvenience.
No contact tracing bands in IPL, Bubble Integrity Officers to trace close contacts in case of COVID cases
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) August 9, 2021
The BCCI also issued a 46-page health advisory for the smooth running of this time’s IPL. It has to be strictly followed by every person associated with Indian Premier League 2021. It also states that all the franchisees will have to be quarantined for six days before going into the bio bubble. The board has decided that a total of 14 bio bubbles will be created during the league, of which eight will be used by the franchises.
Big change in rules of Indian Premier League 2021!
Indian Premier League (IPL) was held in India again this year after almost two years. But due to the second wave of Coronavirus, such an outbreak spread in the whole country that this league had to be stopped midway. Now, this league will once again be organized in UAE next month. There has been a big change in the rules of this league.
IPL rules tightened
During the IPL held in India this year, many players and staff were infected with the coronavirus. Now before the resumption of this league, the BCCI has decided to implement strict rules. According to the report of Inside Sports, if the ball goes to the stand in the IPL to be held in UAE, then another ball will be used in its place.
Bowlers will not be able to use saliva
As before, bowlers will still not be able to use saliva to shine the ball. If he does so, the umpire will give him a warning. If he does this repeatedly, then the opposition team will get 5 runs as a penalty.
Here are the new rules
Before flying to the UAE, all players and their staff will undergo an RT-PCR test related to Kovid-19. This test should be done before 72 hours. All the players and staff will be quarantined at different places after the RT-PCR test. A player will be allowed to step out only when necessary. For this, he will have to take permission from the medical team of BCCI. To join back in Biobubble, any player and staff will have to stay in Quarantine for 6 days. During this, they will have a test every other day and they will be allowed to do anything further only if their result is negative.
Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL) will start on September 17
IPL 2021, which was postponed due to Corona on May 4, will now be restarted in September and its final will be held in October. The remaining matches of IPL 2021 are going to start from September 17 and the final match can be played on October 15.