IPL 2020: BCCI confirms 13 Covid positive cases, including 2 players
Total of 1,988 Covid tests were carried out between August 20-28 across all participating teams
The BCCI on Saturday revealed that two players are among a total of 13 who have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the IPL.
The two players who have tested positive include a white-ball T20 specialist seamer for India and a top-order India A batsman. The Board did not reveal any names. The tournament start from September 19 and will be played across three venues in the UAE.
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"Thirteen personnel have tested positive of which 2 are players. All the affected personnel as well as their close contacts are asymptomatic and have been isolated from other team members. They are being monitored by the IPL Medical Team," the BCCI press release stated.
The release stated that a total of 1,988 RT-PCR COVID-19 tests were carried out between August 20 and 28 across all participant groups in the UAE.
These include players, support staff, team management, BCCI staff, IPL operational team, hotel and ground transport staff.
"As per the IPL 2020 Health and Safety Protocols, testing on all participants will be conducted regularly throughout the IPL 2020 Season," it further stated.
All positive cases need to go through a 14-day quarantine period following which they will have to return two negative RT-PCR tests before being allowed inside the bio-bubble for the tournament.
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