IPL 2020: Franchises unhappy with BCCI for double standards in quarantine period for overseas players

IPL 2020: Franchises unhappy with BCCI for double standards in quarantine period for overseas players

The 36-hours quarantine becomes mandatory to monitor the health of players and notice if they are showing any related symptoms.

Sam Curran of CSK
Sam Curran of CSK
(Photo source: IPL/BCCI)

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is seeing its completely different version by several of norms involved in the welfare of the game. It’s a ‘new normal’ where matches are being held inside the close doors, and players have undergone a long quarantine period. Players stayed in the bio-secure bubble before appearing on the field, and even the whole IPL is set up inside the bio-secure bubble.

Ever since the schedule of IPL 2020 came on the table, franchises were told to follow the strict guidelines laid by the BCCI in India as well as in UAE. But in the latest turn of events, franchises don’t seem happy when there have been double standards in the quarantine period. The Indian board reduced the quarantine period for around 21 players who travelled from the UK to be part of the IPL 2020.

“We have invested so much in securing our team and staff members in this bio bubble. CSK have two players who recently returned from the England-Australia series. Despite not completing 36-hour quarantine, Josh Hazlewood and Sam Curran travelled to Abu Dhabi by bus for a two-hour journey. In those 2 hours, if they are carrying any kind of symptoms, they will put others’ health at risk,” a close source told Times Now.

Curran and Hazlewood didn’t undergo any quarantine

The source added that Josh Hazlewood and Sam Curran of CSK didn’t even undergo quarantine of 36 hours. They travelled by bus to Abu Dhabi, and if they had any symptoms, it would have affected the health of all the players. The double standards of BCCI are quite visible.

“The BCCI has shown double standards here where they have asked other franchises to go through complete quarantine, but reduced the quarantine period to 36 hours for some players? And it is not even 36 hours. They are counting 36 hours as per the local match time at 6: 00 pm, but the players report 4 hours before a match so, they have not even been quarantined for 36 hours,” the source added.

The 36-hours quarantine becomes mandatory to monitor the health of players and notice if they are showing any related symptoms.