IPL claims 7-day quarantine period for Covid-19 cases


The wider sports world has let athletes play with the virus, but leagues are adopting stricter protocols

Nagraj Gollapudi

IPL 2023 Won’t Play In A Biosecure Bubble, But It Has Other Restrictions BCCI

Despite sporting authorities around the world allowing athletes to attend events despite testing positive for Covid-19 last year, the IPL continues to ban players infected with the virus. We have decided to stick to our 2022 policy of requiring you to attend events after a one-week quarantine period. Rejoin their team.

The season will no longer have to operate out of the biosecure bubble that has been mandated for three years since the pandemic, but the IPL has said it wants to be “cautious” and will not allow players who have tested positive to participate. Testing will be done during matches or training until consecutive negative test results are obtained. The earliest can be done on his fifth day of recovery.

The IPL’s medical guidelines, distributed to franchises this week, said, “India has seen a decline in the number of Covid-19 cases, but we should be aware of new strains of concern on a regular basis. Says positive people.” must be quarantined for up to 7 days, and positive individuals are not allowed to participate in any matches or any form of activity/event during the quarantine period.

“Starting on day 5, they can undergo RT-PCR. They must be asymptomatic and drug-free for 24 hours. Only after obtaining two negative RT-PCR tests at 24-hour intervals, on days 5 and 6, they can rejoin the group.”

The IPL noted that testing will only be carried out on people who actually show signs of Covid-19, not those who are asymptomatic. Participants who continue to test positive after day 7 must present two negative tests 12 hours apart before rejoining the group.

This contrasts with the easing of restrictions in dealing with Covid-19 cases in global sports, including international cricket. rice field. play a match despite testing positive Covid-19 at the Commonwealth Games T20 final against India.

A few months later, at the Men’s T20 World Cup, Matthew Wade tested positive, was named part of the Australian squad for the league match against England which was eventually washed out. Australian opener Matt Renshaw in January Reported Covid-19 symptoms .

Last year, the ICC enabled players to compete in matches at global events such as the CWG in England and the T20 World Cup in Australia. However, it remains to be seen if the same process will be followed at his ODI World Cup in India later this year.

Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor for ESPNcricinfo.

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