Mumbai: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams will not be required to quarantine themselves while traveling for their respective matches, Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) sources confirmed on Tuesday.
ANI sources in the Emirates Cricket Board have confirmed that all the necessary permissions for IPL matches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah have been obtained and protocols have been made so that teams can travel to all the venues without asking quarantine.
“We have obtained all the necessary permissions for IPL matches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. A protocol has been put in place by the authorities concerned which will see that the teams can travel directly to the venues, and return to their hotels, without having to undergo quarantine,” sources within the Emirates Cricket Board confirmed to ANI.
It states that teams will remain in their bio bubble as per BCCI protocol. Those coming from outside may have to go through quarantine, but those who are already in their hotels do not have to worry about traveling for matches.
The IPL 2020 will be played from 19 September to 10 November in three locations in Dubai – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
The initial part of the tournament will be played without fans, and all teams will live in a bio-bubble as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus.
All players and team personnel undergo a six-day quarantine period after landing in the UAE and all are required to test for COVID-19 three times.
Once, they all test negative for COVID-19, players can begin training in the UAE with their teammates.
The final match of the 2020 edition is to be played for the first time in the history of the T20 tournament on a weekday, i.e. Tuesday.
(With ANI Inputs)