IPL  2021: All you want to know about all SOP protocol that needs to be followed by players and staff which is issued by BCCI

It’s time to gear up for one of the biggest T20 tournaments in the world to start in few days.

As COVID-19 cases have started rising again in India so it will be the biggest challenge in front of the World richest cricket board to conduct the upcoming mega event smoothly and ensuring that all the health measures are followed effectively and efficiently to a great extent.

As some of the other franchise have started their preparation whereas the other has launched their brand new jersey for the upcoming season.

And BCCI has chalked out health protocols that all the players and support staff need to follow who will be participating in IPL 2021.

BCCI had also stated that all the players who are part of the ongoing India-England series who will be playing in IPL will not undergo any quarantine they will straightaway walk from one bubble to another.

But they will have to follow all the other procedures like moving in team bus, the chartered flight, or to the team hotel. They have further stressed that any player and crew member can straightaway walk into the bubble provided they are able to meet the standard set by BCCI Chief Medical Officer.

“Players coming directly from the Bubble created for the India vs England series may be permitted to join the franchise squad without serving the mandatory quarantine period, provided they satisfy the criteria of moving directly to the franchise team hotel either in the team bus or on a chartered flight. If chartered flights are used then all protocols for crew members must be followed. If the travel arrangements are to the satisfaction of the BCCI Chief Medical Officer then such players will directly enter the franchise team Bubble without the need to serve a quarantine period or undergo an RT-PCR test,” said a note from the BCCI as reported by Cricbuzz.

The BCCI also talked about the scientific study that revealed that the risk of transmission from cricket balls is quite low. If the ball disappeared in the stands new ball as a replacement will be provided from the library of cricket balls.

“New scientific study of cricket balls as potential vectors of the novel coronavirus showed the risk of transmission to be very low. If the cricket ball goes in the stands or outside the stadium, the 4th umpire will provide a replacement from the library of cricket balls. The previous ball when returned will be sanitized with alcohol-based wipes and/or UV-C by the 4th umpire and placed in the library,” revealed the note.