BCCI Conducts 30,000 RT-PCR Tests: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct over 30,000 RT-PCR tests of players, support staff and other stakeholders during 31 matches of the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Dubai-based medical company VPS Healthcare has been tasked with providing emergency medical services to players, sports medicine specialists and even air ambulance services for the tournament starting September 19.
Players do not come out of the bio-bubble (bio-safe environment) of IPL for any kind of emergency, for this, medical personnel will also be kept in a bio-secure environment along with the players.
The RT PCR test will be conducted every third day during the second phase of the IPL, whereas the last time the tournament was played in the UAE, the RT PCR test was being conducted every fifth day.
The first phase of IPL 2021 was postponed
It is worth noting that IPL 2021 started in India in April this year, but it was postponed midway after some players were corona positive. Now from September 19, the remaining matches of IPL 2021 will be played in UAE, which is being called the second phase of IPL 2021. The first match of the second phase of IPL 2021 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. At the same time, its final match will be played on October 15.