BCCI Mandates Six-Day Obligatory Quarantine For Players Arriving From UK

Due to COVID-19 instances in the Indian camp, the last Test between India and England was cancelled. To prevent the illness from spreading further, the Indian team did not take the field in Manchester. The match was called off, though the BCCI wasn't happy. It should be mentioned that the second phase of the IPL 2021 is rapidly approaching, and franchises are considering how to get their players out of the United Kingdom. In the most recent development, a franchise executive stated that the BCCI has ordered a six-day obligatory quarantine for players arriving from the United Kingdom before entering the IPL bubble. Bubble to bubble transfer is clearly no longer viable since there are already a few instances in the Indian camp.

What Was The Statement Sent Out By The BCCI With Regards To The Quarantine Rules For Players Arriving From UK?

A franchise executive recently said, “The BCCI has told us that every player arriving in the UAE from the United Kingdom would be subjected to a six-day quarantine before being allowed to join the team bubbles. Obviously, given the present situation, the bubble-to-bubble transfer from the UK to the UAE is no longer viable.” RCB announced that they had secured a charter jet for their skipper Virat Kohli and ace bowler Mohammed Siraj, in response to many franchises airlifting their players from the United Kingdom. On Saturday, at 11.30 p.m., they will fly from the United Kingdom to Dubai. The team insider went on to say that the safe transportation of players is a top priority for them. Kohli and Siraj will be flown in on charter aircraft by RCB ahead of the IPL's UAE round. “Yes, we have planned for Virat and Siraj to fly out on a charter flight on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. UK time, and they will arrive in Dubai early Sunday morning. The safe transportation of players is RCB's top priority. Before joining the team bubble, they will be quarantined for six days,” a team insider stated. In a similar vein, CSK is doing everything necessary to get their players out of the UK as soon as possible. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur will be sent to Dubai on Saturday, according to CSK's CEO. On Friday, Kasi Vishwanathan remarked, "Now that the Test match is over, we are aiming to get the CSK lads into Dubai tomorrow."

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