Latest Cricket News: CSK squad is all set to land in Dubai on Friday but the franchise is yet to receive a nod from the UAE authorities. But CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan is confident that they will get the approval by Wednesday as the BCCI is looking into the matter & is trying to get approval from the UAE government.
Speaking to the ANI, CSK CEO said that the team is ready & the crew which will fly to the UAE is already serving the quarantine period- as per the SOP provided by the BCCI government to the franchises. He said that the team is confident that they will get the landing approval by Wednesday & land in Dubai on Friday.
“We need approval from the UAE government to land there & that is something we are waiting for. Our crew is already in quarantine as per the SOP everyone is ready. The BCCI is looking to get us the approval & we are hoping to get the green signal by tomorrow”, he said.
Recently, the BCCI has decided to do away with contact tracing devices for the IPL 2021 second phase, starting from 19th September. As a remarkable move, the BCCI has decided that the Bubble Integrity Officers will do the necessary contact tracing if any player tests positive for COVID-19 in the UAE.
“The BCCI has decided to do away with the idea of wearing contact tracing bands as not only is it sometimes difficult to feed information for the sportspersons during the course of a tournament, but also, we had a few instances earlier this year when the devices couldn’t catch the movement of the players & support staff realized this much later”.
“As a result, it has been decided that the Bubble Integrity Officers present with the teams will keep a track of the movements & act accordingly if there is a case that comes up during the course of the tournament. There will be four integrity officers with each team & will work in shifts to help with this”, the source explained.
On Friday, the BCCI has issued a 46-page health advisory in which the BCCI has stated all the important pointers that everyone associated with the IPL 2021 needs to follow to ensure smooth conduct of the cash-rich league.
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