IPL 2021: BCCI REQUESTS FOR SEPARATE CHECK-IN AT AIRPORTS FOR IPL PLAYERS
IPL 14th edition is about to kickstart within 30 hrs from now. The first match of this edition will be held in Chennai. 1st match of IPL 2021 will be played between Mumbai Indians & Royal Challengers Bangalore . BCCI is making no stones unturned for this mega event.
IPL 2021 & COVID
Recently, a total of 35 IPL personnel’s including 4 players have tested Covid positive. This has started ringing alarm bells within BCCI. According to the recent reports, the IPL governing council has requested from the civil aviation ministry to have a separate check-in counter for IPL players at airports.
This is done in order to have a smooth travel process for the players. Apart from this, BCCI is also planning to test players on a daily basis so that if any player turns positive, he can be promptly treated.
The situation has become very alarming in Mumbai. BCCI has taken some measures in order to have smooth matches in Mumbai. The new measures include deploying more bio-secure integrity managers with the team. The grounds men at Wankhede Stadium have also been strictly advised not to move out of the stadium. The food and lodging facility has been arranged inside the stadium itself.
RCB Players COVID Positive
Virat Kohli lead RCB seems to be the most affected team as of now. After Devdutt Padikkal, Daniel Sams has also been diagnosed with covid19. He was negative in the first test, but his second test report turned positive. Seeing this, the RCB team Management has made the bio-secure bubble more secured.
The players testing positive for RCB just 2 days before the start of the tournament has been a worrying sign. The team has been extra cautious. The demand for separate check-in counters at the airport would help the IPL organizing committee for smooth travel of players.
The IPL 2021 is a very big event. The Covid situation in the country has been alarming since few days. BCCI is keeping a tight watch on all the franchise so that they remain secured inside the bio-secure bubble.