The franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have urged the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to change and upgrade the already issued SOPs to be followed for IPL.
The franchises want only three days of isolation instead of staying in a bio-secure bubble for six days for practice only.
IPL franchises force BCCI to change the issued SOPs
“Subject to the advice of medical professionals, can we consider allowing players to practice by staying in the bubble, with 3 days of quarantining instead of 6 days?” read the note as quoted by The Times of India.
“Currently, the SOP suggests that they cannot interact with the squad, unless they are a part of the bubble. Owners will not be able to spend 3 months in a bubble. Therefore, are there any specific protocols based on medical advice that can be considered for infrequent interactions with owners and families?” the note stated.
“One big area of concern is the wellbeing of the players as they stay in a bubble for 80+ days. The pressures of competitive sport do not make it any easier. We understand protocol and bubble strategy from England versus West Indies series included activities such as golf, visits to specific restaurants, and visits to some pre-determined places. Can IPL consider this with the advice of medical professionals?” the note read.
“Can the IPL also consider allowing food orders from designated delivery outlets using contactless deliveries to the hotel?” franchises advised in their note.
“CPL concludes on September 10 and the bilateral series between England and Australia concludes on September 16. These two events account for nearly 25 players participating in IPL. Subject to the guidance of medical professionals’, can we consider early on-boarding of these players?” read another point in the note.