BCCI staff in UAE tests COVID-19 positive ahead of IPL 2020

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

04th Sep, 2020. 10:49 am

Medical Staff of Board of Cricket Control India BCCI in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to top the details, a senior member of the BCCI medical team in the UAE has tested positive for coronavirus.

This development comes after 13 people tested positive for COVID-19 after reaching the UAE.

On August 29, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that 13 personnel including two players had tested positive for COVID-19.

Then later on On September 1, Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan had confirmed that there are no fresh coronavirus cases in the contingent.

Let it be known that the IPL 2020 is scheduled to be played from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE across three venues, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

This time, both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usual.

Earlier Indian Skipper Virat Kohli also warned Indian Premier League (IPL) players of serious “repercussions” for the tournament if they breach coronavirus precautionary rules.

Kohli who is the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Captain; said: “One mistake from us could literally spoil the whole tournament.”

With all eight teams now in quarantine in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ahead of the September 19 start, Kohli made the warning in a virtual meeting with players which was posted online by the Bangalore team.

The IPL, originally scheduled to start in March, has been moved from India because of the raging spread of the dread virus across India, now the third-worst COVID-19 hit in the world.

All teams are in quarantine in Dubai hotels for six days, during which each player will undergo three coronavirus tests.

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