BCCI to test more than 20000 Corona during IPL 2020
The Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI wants to test more than 20000 Corona during the Indian Premier League IPL 2020. The medical partners of the T20 tournament announced this information on Thursday (September 10).
This year’s edition of the world’s richest cricket league will start on September 19. The 13th edition of the tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates due to the Corona epidemic. Most of the 200 players from the eight teams participating in the tournament arrived in the UAE in August and spent six days in hotel quarantine.
After arriving in the UAE and twice, their corona was tested again. They will be finalized two days before entering the biological safety zone. The same rules will apply to support staff match umpires, Indian Cricket Board officials, organizers, and others. However, the number will be hundreds. Abu Dhabi-based VPS Health Care, the tournament’s medical partner, said 3,500 tests had already been performed.
A spokesman for the organization told news agency AFP: “We will test more than 20,000 samples throughout the tournament. The movement of players and IPL armored personnel carriers between hotels and stadiums will be strictly controlled.
Since the teams arrived in the UAE in August, Covid-19 has been identified in the bodies of 11 Chennai Super Kings officials and two players. Senior batsman Suresh Raina and veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh have withdrawn from the tournament citing ‘personal’ reasons.
Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) and England’s Jason Roy (Delhi Capitals) have withdrawn their names from the tournament. Australian pacer Ken Richardson has also withdrawn his name to be with his wife on the occasion of the birth of their first child.
This year’s event will be played in Abu Dhabi with the match between the reigning champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Out of the total 56 matches in the tournament, 24 will be played in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi, and 12 in Sharjah.