IPL 2020: BCCI to spend 10 crores for coronavirus test

Indian Premier League(IPL) is all set to begin from 19th September. Most of the teams have completed their 14 days quarantine in UAE. And our under secure bio bubble.

Board of control for Cricket in India( BCCI )has planned to spend 10 crores on the 20,000 coronavirus test during the IPL. BCCI is planning to pick up the tab for the RT-PCR tests who have conducted the test from August 20 when the teams started landing in the UAE.

“So BCCI will be spending something in the tune of Rs 10 crore for the COVID tests. Around 75 healthcare workers who are part of the company are a part of the IPL testing process,” the official said. BCCI does not want to take the risk when it comes to players and officials. They have booked separate hotels for health care workers.

“We couldn’t have taken the risk. A separate bio-bubble has been created by the company in a hotel. Around 50 of its health care staff are attached to the testing process while another 25 are engaged in lab and documentation work.” “The BCCI is however not paying for this bio-bubble and hotel expenses which will be borne by the company.” from the sources.

Recently Chennai Super Kings extended their quarantine after 13 members of their members were tested positive. Which includes two players in India, Deepak Chahar and batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad. Right now all are under a 14-day mandatory quarantine after which they will have to return two negative tests.

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