IPL 2021: Franchises worried about covid outbreaks in Indian team ahead of IPL in UAE
There is less than a week left for the start of phase two of IPL 2021. However, Covid 19 has again scared all IPL franchises. This is due to the cases of covid among Indian support staff. All franchises are currently staying at their respective hotels in the UAE.
However, several players from England and India were part of the test series. Among these players, four players will lead their IPL team. As a result, one of the managers of a franchise expressed his fear of the spread of the virus.
“The situation is very alarming. Even 1 positive case in the Indian team will now put IPL at risk. All these players are together, they must arrive in the United Arab Emirates on a chartered flight. All of them are top players and must-haves for every franchise. God forbid, if someone is positively affected, the whole IPL may be in difficulty ”,
Currently, all franchises had at least set up their camps in the UAE 7-14 days ago. In addition, all the teams built their biobubbles according to the covid-19 protocols.
Why are IPL franchises and gamers afraid?
After the news that Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and India’s field coach have all contracted the coronavirus. Another announcement broke that Indian physio Yogesh Parmar has tested positive. So the IPL franchises are afraid because Indian players who have come into contact with him are at risk of contracting the virus.
Before testing positive, the Indian physio was helping players like Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma and Shami cope with their injuries and problems. As a result, despite the negative test of Indian players, IPL franchises are concerned that the players mentioned above will develop symptoms after 2-3 days.
So far, few players have left Old Trafford after the cancellation of the fifth test to join their respective UAE franchises. Either way, franchises will be watching those players who transfer bubble to bubble.
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