All 10 IPL 2022 teams will have to undergo a mandatory three-day hard quarantine before entering the bio-bubble.
According to the quarantine protocol distributed by the Indian Premier League to the franchises, all the teams will have to undergo 72 hours of hard quarantine and everyone who is part of the bubble will need to do in-room testing, with each test being 24-hours apart for the next three days.
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Also, after the completion of the 3-day quarantine players will be tested and if the results are negative they will be allowed to enter the bio-bubble.
“After the completion of three days (72 hours) of quarantine, the test will be done on the fourth day and once the negative report comes, the participant can enter the bubble,” the IPL protocol document states as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction took place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru and the marquee tournament is all set to begin from March 26 to May 29.
All the games of the league stage will be played in Maharashtra across 4 different venues including Wankhede Stadium, Dy Patil Stadium, Brabourne Stadium and Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. 20 matches each will be played at the Wankhede Stadium and the Dy Patil Stadium while 15 games each will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
If the teams are holding any camp prior to arrival in Mumbai, then the same quarantine protocols will apply – Official IPL 2022 protocol
Meanwhile, the quarantine rule will not apply to the players, coaches and other match officials who will be entering the IPL 2022 bio-bubble from another bubble. The Indian participants will have to undergo twin tests in the preceding 48 hours before they enter the quarantine and overseas participants will have to undergo twin tests in the preceding 72 hours.
“If the teams are holding any camp prior to arrival in Mumbai, then the same quarantine protocols will apply,” the document said.
“While traveling to Mumbai, bubble to bubble transfer is possible by charter flights or road travel, such that the bubble is maintained at all times. On arrival test will be done in Mumbai and till the time results comes out the participants to be quarantined in their respective rooms. If the bubble to bubble transfer is not carried out or pre-camp quarantine as above is not done then on arrival in Mumbai, all the participants will have to undergo quarantine as per the protocols. There should be zero contact at the airport.”
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