IPL 2021: BCCI urges franchisees to complete COVID vaccination before travelling to UAE
The 2021 Indian Premier League is set to resume in the United Arab Emirates from September, while the BCCI has asked its franchisees to get its players wholly vaccinated.
The Indian Premier League 2021 is set to be played in the United Arab Emirates next month. The tournament was suspended in May this year following multiple breaches in the team bubbles.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India wants to ensure that IPL 2021 is held with utter flawlessness in the gulf. However, to maintain an extra layer of security, it has asked the franchisees to get the players completely vaccinated before heading out to UAE.
Speaking to ANI, a source said that the BCCI has requested its travelling members to the UAE to get double doses of its vaccination, to avoid problems upon arrival. Also, the quarantine rules in the gulf would be around seven days before training can begin.
Last month, the BCCI announced the remainder of IPL 2021, starting in Dubai from September 19. While Dubai would host 13 games, the other games would be held in Sharjah (ten) and Abu Dhabi (eight).
While there were also concerns regarding the participation of some overseas players, especially from Australia and England, it has been confirmed that players from the latter would feature in IPL 2021. However, it is unclear for Australia, with Kolkata Knight Riders' Pat Cummins has already admitted that it would be difficult to travel to the gulf.
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