IPL 2022 Mega auction: No quarantine for participants ahead of bidding event

IPL 2022 will be a grand affair with two new teams coming into the picture.

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All 10 Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises would be busy brainstorming with the mega auction for 2022 event being around the corner. The bidding event will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. As many as 590 players, 370 Indians and 220 overseas, will go under the hammer and it would be interesting to see how the final squads will look like.

Meanwhile, IPL 2022 will be a grand affair with two new teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – coming into the picture. Hence, for the very first time since 2011, the tournament will see 10 teams in action. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked the franchises to confirm the names of those who will be present for the auction by Friday (February 4).

A maximum of eight players can be present at the auction table

As per a report in Cricbuzz, 10 members from a franchise can be present in the event and a maximum of only eight at the auction table. It has been learnt that the members turning up in Bengaluru won’t have to serve any quarantine unless there’s an overseas member taking part. A couple of negative reports of RT-PCR tests, done in 72 hours prior to the auction date, should be enough given the member hasn’t gone out of India in recent times.

As far as overseas participation is concerned, members, who have landed in India at least over seven days before the auction, can take part. However, they must have undergone a seven-day quarantine period upon their arrival in the country.

“All participants attending the auction will have to undergo 2 tests in 72 hours before 12 pm (noon) on 11th February 2022. These tests are to be preferably done between 8 am to 10 am on 9th February and 10th February, respectively. The report of the tests must be shared with the medical team,” read the protocols shared with the franchises as per Cricbuzz.

“All participants who have returned to India from overseas in last 15 days, will have to undergo a mandatory 7 day quarantine and after that they must undergo COVID RTPCR test on day 8 and day 9 and return with 2 negative reports to be eligible to attend the auction,” read another protocol.

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