The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been making all the necessary arrangements to conduct the second leg of the IPL 2021 in UAE successfully. From building bio-bubbles to arranging the venues, BCCI is leaving no stones unturned after the tournament was forced to abruptly called off due to rising cases of COVID-19 among players.
In a new development, BCCI has laid down some strict guidelines for the second leg of IPL 2021 for all the family and franchise members. As per the new protocols, disciplinary action will be taken against them if the family and franchise members are found to have breached the bio-bubble.
“Breach of any Bio-Secure Environment protocols by franchise members or their families will be subject to disciplinary action by the BCCI,” said BCCI official as quoted by Times Now.
The second leg of the tournament will resume from 19th September 2021. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will take on the opener at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Delhi Capitals currently lead the points table with 6 wins in 8 matches. CSK are well placed at number two with 10 points, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians with 10 and 8 points respectively.
This isn’t the first time when IPL has been staged in UAE. The Indian Premier League was first staged in 2014 when general elections were held in India. As many as 20 matches took place during the tournament.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a full season of the Indian Premier League was held in UAE in 2020. Mumbai Indians won the tournament on a second consecutive time. Chennai Super Kings, astonishingly, couldn’t make it into the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final to win the trophy in the last season.