IPL 2020 Starts COVID-19 Testing

IPL 2020 Starts COVID-19 Testing

IPL 2020 Starts COVID-19 Testing

The different franchises of the IPL have started to quarantine and test their players for COVID-19. 

Recently, the owners of the different IPL franchises have discussed the Standard Operating Procedures that need to be met for the upcoming IPL 2020. With that, each team is now busy implementing their own set of rules for their players before heading over to UAE. 

So far, the Mumbai Indians have started to quarantine their players in a hotel where they also get to be tested for COVID-19 frequently. Once the quarantine period is over, their players will then be allowed to train in their own facility located in Navi Mumbai. Aside from the Mumbai Indians, the Rajasthan Royals are also planning to conduct COVID-19 tests for both of their players and staff prior to their departure for UAE. 

One of the franchise sources said, ‘Outdoor training is out of question still, we're being cautious and since everything is still very uncertain with regards to SOPs, we're awaiting a final confirmation. We have put forward our concerns with the IPL governing council, hopefully everything will be clear this weekend so that we can start planning’.

So far, all of the teams are working hard to make their players and staff healthy and COVID-19 free before the trips going to UAE start. Meanwhile, an official game schedule is yet to be announced by the BCCI. 

IPL 2020 will be held in UAE starting from September 19 to November 10. To learn more about this prestigious league, check out Betwala. 

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