Corona crisis on IPL: every player will have GPS tagging, system will alert as soon as it comes out of bio bubble

Digital Desk, New Delhi. IPL-2021 is scheduled to begin from 9 April. The first match of the league will be played on April 9 between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The final match will be held on May 30, but in view of the growing threat of corona virus before that, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to strictly follow the corona protocol. Under this, every player present in the bio bubble will be monitored with the help of GPS device. Also, 4-4 Kovid Officers have been appointed with each team during the tournament.

The wristband or chain will determine the extent of the bio-bubble.
They will be given a tracking device to monitor the player. The device will be in the form of a wristband or chain that players will always wear when exiting the hotel room. This device will also help to prevent players from knowing or unknowingly breaking the bio bubble. This will let players know the scope of bio-bubble. As soon as the players are out of the bio-bubble area, then the sound will come from this device and the players will be alerted.

Quarantine will have to stay again for 7 days if bio bubble breaks
The device will be connected to the central panel. This will allow the board to know which player has violated the bio-bubble. Violations of the bio-bubble will require the player to remain in quarantine again for 7 days and check for corona. The entry into the bio-bubble will be given only when the corona report is negative.

The player will have to update daily on the health app
The players and their families staying with them will have to be updated on HealthApp daily in the morning so that the medical team of BCCI can keep an eye. However, the details of the app have not yet been given to the teams. On the health app, they will have to provide regular body temperature information. Also every question has to be answered.

Teams are preparing their own bio bubble
All the teams have to prepare the bio-bubble in the hotel itself. Management of many teams has been involved in preparing bio bubble since the beginning of March. According to a senior IPL official, many teams including Mumbai Indians have booked the entire hotel and prepared a bio bubble.

Quarantine for 14 days till taxi and bus driver including hotel worker
All the employees of the hotels where the players are staying and the driver of the players’ bus have been kept for 14 days quarantine. Meanwhile, he was also subjected to regular corona checks. Their duty was imposed only after the negative report came. They cannot exit the bio bubble during the entire IPL. Not even our own house.

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