IPL LATEST NEWS 2020: The Indian Premier League IPL, the world’s most awaited and prestigious Twenty20 tournament is going to happen in UAE for 2020s 13th Edition.
Mumbai Indians will miss the services of their Sri Lankan pace spearhead Lasith Malinga in their opening Indian Premier League for the first week in Dubai due to New Lankan Premier League according to the source. Setback for Mumbai Indians and RCB, Sri Lankan duo can’t reach on time for IPL 2020 as per latest news.
The list of players going to miss are… Lalith Malinga and Isuru Udana due to LPL. They only be able to leave for the UAE, Dubai after the 20th of Sep 2020.
Australian and English players will also be missed in the first few days of the IPL 2020 UAE as per Latest news in Dubai
A few of England and Australian cricketers will also be missed in the first week of the IPL 2020 in UAE due to their international commitments.
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- BCCI will have a central medical team.
- Once players and support staff land in UAE, franchisees would be responsible for COVID-19 testing.
- Players and support teams are going to stay in Dubai and AbuDhabi Top class hotels
- The IPL teams are supposed to create their bio-secure bubble beyond which the players and support staff will not be allowed to interact as per IPL latest news 2020.
- A similar bubble will also be created for the IPL match officials, the BCCI, the broadcasters and the IMG staff.
- Nobody will be allowed to interact with individuals outside their bubble except through pre-appointed coordinators IPL 2020 UAE.
The Brand Dubai UAE
“In the past, Emirates Cricket Board has successfully hosted IPL matches in UAE. We have a proven record of being hosts as a neutral venue for various bilateral and multi-nation cricket activities in the past,” Usmani was quoted – Source: Gulf News
Quarantine IPL 2020 UAE: As per the Dubai healthcare Protocol, there is no need to be in quarantine at home or hotel for 14 days if people are carrying a negative Covid-19 test report, but if they are not, they will have to undergo a test in authorized center.
Covid-19 tests: Players will have to undergo four rounds of corona-virus testing two in India before departure and twice during the quarantine period in IPL 2020 UAE. Testing will be a must for all passengers arriving in UAE and the same will apply for players and staff.
Bio-secure bubble: Each franchise will have to create its own bubble in which the team will only be interacting with the limited number of people in their ecosystem or allotted to them by BCCI. A similar bubble will be created for BCCI and the IMG staff, broadcasters, etc according to a report.
DXB Covid Tracing App: Every player who visits UAE for IPL 2020 UAE must install the DXB Covid Tracing App on their smartphone for Social distancing rules will be implemented and need to be followed on and off the field.
Travel & accommodation: According to a report, all franchises will have to figure their own travel arrangements and accommodation in UAE. BCCI will coordinate with UAE authorities to ensure “discounted hotel rates” and share it with the franchises. It will then be the franchise’s discretion to settle for options provided by BCCI or make their own arrangements. F
Dressing Room Protocols: Players will have to join their respective teams at the same time, a maximum of 15 players to be permitted inside the team dressing room.