With the second phase of the Indian Premier League slated to begin next month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly issued a 46-page health advisory containing a list of new rules that cricketers will abide by during their during the Tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
The BCCI and Emirates Cricket Board will allow spectators in the stands during the second phase of the Cash Rich League. Therefore, a ball that goes into the stands will be replaced and the original ball will be disinfected after recovery and placed in the ball library. A copy of the health alert, accessed by a news agency, reads: “If the cricket ball goes on the stands or outside the stadium, the fourth referee will provide a replacement from the cricket ball library. The previous ball is returned with disinfected alcohol-based wipes and / or UV-C by the fourth referee and placed in the library. “
“The team bus sets the players down directly on the taxiway and avoids the players having to pass the airport building (and thus preventing contact with other people outside the bio-safe area). Use of all other facilities of the golf club, e.g. bars, restaurants , Cafes, gyms, etc. is prohibited. The use of the changing rooms in the golf club is prohibited. IPL participants must arrive in their golf clothing at the golf club in order to avoid the changing rooms for changing in the golf club may not be used, “says the circular .
The BCCI announced in May that the remaining games of the 14th edition of the IPL would be moved to the UAE in light of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The Cash Rich League was suspended in early May after several players tested positive for Covid-19 despite being in a bio-safe environment. CSK will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the first game of the upcoming session on September 19th.