The Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed that 13 COVID-19 positive reports are received during the mandatory testing carried out ahead of the Indian Premier League 2020. There are two players.
The BCCI Press release however did not mention the name of the team, players, officials, or staff.
The BCCI has put in place stringent health and safety protocols for the Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 Season, which is scheduled to start from September 19 in the UAE.
A total of 1,988 RT-PCR COVID tests were carried out between August 20 and 28 across all participant groups in the UAE. These groups include players, support staff, team management, BCCI staff, IPL operational team, hotel and ground transport staff, the BCCI has stated in the Press release.
Thirteen personnel have tested positive of which two are players. All the affected persons as well as their close contacts are asymptomatic and have been isolated from other team members. They are being monitored by the IPL Medical Team.
As per the IPL 2020 Health and Safety Protocols, testing on all participants will be conducted regularly throughout the IPL 2020 Season.
It was widely reported on Friday (yesterday) that 13 members in the Chennai Super Kings camp, including a medium-pacer and team officials, have been reported positive for novel coronavirus infection.