“Everyone associated with the IPL in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, whether that person is an Indian or from any other nationality, is undergoing a Covid test here every sixth day. These people include stadium staff, pitch/ground staff, and all those closely connected with the tournament,” he said.
The UAE, particularly Abu Dhabi, has put in place strict Covid-19 protocol, and the IPL teams will also have to comply with these.
There was a big scare soon after the teams landed in UAE when 13 personnel with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) tested positive and later an assistant physiotherapist of Delhi Capitals also returned a positive COVID result. But since then things have stabilised with teams tightening the rules.
In India, when an IPL team would move between its hotel and the stadium, a team would move in a single bus. The match officials would move separately, in cars.
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