In India (India), the second wave of Coronavirus cases has increased significantly and its effect has started showing on the IPL.
BCCI is in action seeing Corona
The impact of the second wave of Corona in India is now visible everywhere. Now only five days are left for the IPL to start, but its impact has been seen on almost all the teams. RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal, Delhi Capitals’ Akshar Patel (Axar Patel) and Wankhede Stadium ground staff were found to be Kovid positive. However, BCCI officials believe that Philahala is not a matter of concern.
At present, five teams are in Mumbai, where the maximum impact of Corona is being seen. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Niders are in Mumbai only. The BCCI has not taken any major decision at the moment but it is also not denying that Mumbai matches are shifted out due to security.
BCCI can take big steps
According to sources, the officials have said that a decision will be taken only after watching for the next 48 hours. Till then all the players have been asked to follow strict protocols and appeals have been made not to break the bio bubble in any way. The BCCI has a few ways through which the BCCI can try it.
1) Shift out the matches – If the situation in Mumbai is bad then the matches can be shifted elsewhere due to the security. There are 10 matches to be played in Mumbai in the league round. The BCCI has kept Hyderabad as a backup where the matches can be shifted.
2) Corona test will be everyday – BCCI can make everyday test mandatory. At present, corona test is done every three days, but the BCCI can conduct tests every day to increase the level of safety.
3) Separate bio bubble for ground staff – BCCI executive team is already a part of bio bubble. Now a bio bubble can also be prepared for ground staff.
4) Airport security – No team has to travel in the first one month. However, after this, the BCCI will have to take care that the player is not infected with the corona during the journey. Special attention will also have to be taken on the airport.
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