IPL 2023: Detailed Guidelines Announced to Tackle Covid-19
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has established strict COVID guidelines for the 2023 season. This season, the traditional home-and-away format also returns in the IPL.
The IPL is poised to get rid of the bio-secure bubbles, which became a constant presence in the event in the last three seasons; nevertheless, many measures will be implemented if a positive test is returned.
ESPNCricinfo reported that a crew that tests positive will have to go through an isolation period of seven days. The individual who tested positive won’t be permitted to be with the team or take part in any activities or events with the other members of the group while they are in isolation.
Excerpt from the official guideline
“While there has been a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in India, we still have to be careful of the emerging strains, which are becoming a concern at regular intervals,” the IPL’s medical guidelines said.
“From day five, they can undergo a RT-PCR, provided they must be asymptomatic without any medication for 24 hours. Once the first result is negative the 2nd test must be done 24 hours apart. Only after obtaining two negative RT-PCR tests 24 hours apart i.e. day five and day six, can they rejoin the group,” the guidelines added.
After five days of isolation, the players who tested positive will undergo an RT-PCR test; if the results are negative, they will then undergo another check within 24 hours before reuniting with the team.