IPL 2022: The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to start on 26th March 2022. As many as 10 teams will be participating in the upcoming edition with Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans coming into the fray. Ahead of the highly anticipated tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has laid down bio-bubble guidelines that all the teams need to follow. Here’s a look at them.
- The players and support staff need to undergo three-day hard quarantine followed by a negative test on Day 4 to enter the bio-secure bubble.
- The players need to do in-room testing during the quarantine period after every 24 hours.
- Players can also enter the bubble from bubble to bubble as long as they use charter flight or by road to commute. It includes Sri Lanka tour of India, Australia Tour of Pakistan, Bangladesh tour of South Africa and England tour of West Indies.
- If any players or staff break out of the bubble then they will have to undergo three-day quarantine and test negative for COVID-19.
- On arrival test will be done in Mumbai and till the time results come out the participants to be quarantined in their respective rooms. There should be zero contact at the airport.
- A green corridor will need to be created for their movement so that the bio bubbles are maintained.
- If any member of a team ends up testing positive for COVID-19, they are likely to be allowed quarantine in the hotel.
As per reports, the franchises are expected to start their preparatory camp by 14-15 March 2022. The 10 teams are divided into two groups and as many as 70 matches will be played in the league stage.
|Group A||Group B|
|Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|Delhi Capitals||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Rajasthan Royals||Punjab Kings|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Gujarat Titans|