Starting today, the 13th season of the Indian Premier League will begin with a clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Due to the Corona epidemic, the IPL is being organized this time in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi, three cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is the third time in the history of IPL when this T20 tournament is being held on foreign soil. The final of the tournament will be held on 10 November. The first match will be between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) when the toss will be held at 7 pm and the first ball of IPL 13 will be bowled at seven and a half.
Meanwhile, everything is fine and further still, solid arrangements have been made for this. In particular, special precautions are being taken to avoid the Corona Virus. For the IPL, when the teams go from hotel to stadium for matches in UAE, they will be accompanied by the same people who will join the team hotel's bio bubble, which will include two waiters. Each team will travel on two buses.
In India, the team used to travel on the same bus. The officials who will be involved in the match will also remain in this bubble. A source from UAE told IANS that when the team leaves the hotel for the stadium on match day, only 17 players and 12 coaching/support staff will be able to take two buses. Apart from this, two waiters and two logistic people. Those who will be part of the bubble in the team hotel will be able to travel with the team.
You can use only 50 percent of the capacity of the bus here. In Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, every person associated with the IPL, be it Indian or any other nationality will have to undergo a corona test every sixth day. These people include stadium staff, pitch/ground staff, and the rest of the people associated with the tournament. In UAE, especially in Abu Dhabi, the protocols related to COVID-19 are quite strict and IPL teams will have to accept them.