As IPL is set to begin Indian players and support staff will have to test negative for COVID-19 at least five times before the training commences in the UAE. They are also to be tested every fifth day during the IPL tournament. as per a draft arranged by the BCCI.
Talking with PTI a BCCI official said that every single Indian player and support staff should go through two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests which must be 24 hours apart and a week prior to joining the 14-day quarantine with their respective IPL teams in India.
In the event that any individual tests positive he will go into mandatory 14-day isolation. After the isolation period, the individual will be asked to go through two more COVID-19 RT-PCR tests inside the space of 24 hours and in the event that their result comes negative, he will be cleared to travel to UAE for the IPL starting September 19. Following this when they step into the UAE, the players and support staff will have to produce least of all three negative tests during their seven days isolation and in the event that they return negative they are permitted to enter the bio-bubble and begin their training for the tournament.
The official said compromises will not be made for any players or team as this is a matter of safety. The international players and support staff will also undergo the same procedures.