IPL 2021: Back in UAE, IPL 2021 to continue with stricter measures

The remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), is all set to be continued from the UAE
on 19th September with the first clash of phase 2 between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai
Super Kings.

Unfortunately, in the month of May, many members of the IPL 2021 contingent tested positive for
COVID-19 and so, this time, the tournament will be resumed with better guidelines and a
stringent protocol issued by the BCCI. As per the new rules, an audience will be allowed to
view the match only from the top-tier seating of the stadiums. Hence, the ball that goes for a
six will be replaced. It will only be put back in place after it is well sanitized. It is to be noted
that the Saliva Ban is to be continued, members using their saliva on the ball or spitting on
the field will have to use an allotted dustbin for the proper disposal of the waste from soiled
tissues.

What Changes BCCI will make in the continuation of IPL:

In order to do away with close contacts, during practice sessions conducted, every franchise
is instructed to pre-book the entire golf course to keep the bio-bubble secure. Players are not
allowed to share their respective belongings (towels, clothing, or water bottles) and the BCCI
has requested the teams to label the water bottles of players to avoid confusion.

In order to maintain a safe bio-bubble environment in the IPL 2021, the members involved in the Indian
Premier League will be transported via the team bus directly near their aircraft and they will
not have to go through the airport terminal, the Bluetooth connected contact tracing bands
will be done away with and rapid testing, stricter quarantine rules, maintaining a green
corridor facility for the injured players during the course of the tournament will be maintained
to monitor the players and make sure that the safety protocols are followed.

After the unfortunate COVID-19 scare among the players, the return of the Indian Premier League is much awaited.

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