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IPL 2021: Franchises ‘upset’ with the BCCI as Covid-19 breaches IPL again, asks ‘why no contact tracing app?’
September 23, 2021
IPL 2021 – Covid-19 in IPL: Covid-19 has once more breached IPL fortress, this time in UAE. T.Natarajan examined optimistic on Wednesday and remoted at this stage alongside together with his 6 shut contacts. The episode has made the IPL franchises & performed not solely fearful but additionally upset. Upset as a result of, franchises really feel ‘not like the final IPL in UAE, BCCI this time is just not taking full safety towards Covid-19’. Two of the IPL franchise officers InsideSport.co spoke to on Wednesday night additionally questioned BCCI on ‘why the contact tracing app is just not getting used this time’
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A franchise supply presently in Dubai confirmed to InsideSport.co that the ‘organisers are now not utilizing a cellular app to trace shut contacts, which was a norm over the last version within the UAE,’
The franchise supply was not solely upset but additionally very shocked that ‘BCCI is slicing price on such a small factor. The contact tracing app was an excellent option to monitor bubble breaches, however BCCI is just not utilizing the identical this time and are are counting on the troubled particular person’s inputs to watch the unfold’
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One other franchise InsideSport.co spoke to additionally confirmed the non-usage of the contact tracing app. The mentioned franchise official additionally went to the extent of claiming that one or two extra breaches like what occurred with Natarajan, can once more derail the occasion.
“It’s unlucky, very worrying. One or two extra cases like what occurred with SRH camp can derail the league once more. BCCI & everybody else must take extra precautions”
IPL 2021: Franchises ‘upset’ with the BCCI as Covid-19 breaches IPL once more, asks ‘why no contact tracing app?’
IPL 2021 – Covid-19 in IPL: On their half, BCCI is assured and certain in regards to the measures taken by them. InsideSport.co has learnt that after Natarajan incident, BCCI has additional despatched a communique to all franchises to be ‘extra-cautious’ going ahead. The board has requested groups to strictly observe social distancing norms, put on masks whereas touring in group buses, apply classes and with-in resort premises.
“We’re extraordinarily baffled on what has occurred with Natarajan. All safety, measures have been taken by BCCI. SRH administration advised us that Natarajan proper from the Day 1 of touchdown in UAE hasn’t moved out of BIO-BUBBLE. It may be, that whereas boarding or in-flight to UAE he obtained contaminated however for now we’re fully unaware. He’s remoted for now alongside together with his shut contacts and we’re vigilant about your entire SRH group now’, knowledgeable one of many BCCI official to InsideSport.
The event is a serious blow to SRH, who couldn’t avail his providers within the first leg attributable to damage. The 30-year-old Natarajan has 20 IPL wickets from 24 matches that he has performed. The IPL resumed right here on Sunday after it needed to be halted in Might attributable to a number of COVID circumstances in its bio-bubble when the occasion was being staged in India.
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Even at the moment, SRH was affected when senior wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha examined optimistic. The league was suspended as soon as his report got here out, including to the three circumstances that had been detected earlier than that.
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IPL 2021 – Covid-19 in IPL: Natarajan episode has additionally made the opposite franchises & gamers fearful. BCCI determined to go forward with the sport on Wednesday regardless of of the optimistic take a look at of Natarajan. For now, Natarajan is in full isolation and can be monitored repeatedly. He can be part of the group again solely after 10 days and two unfavourable outcomes.
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Even the shut contacts of Natarajan i.e Vijay Shankar (Participant). Vijay Kumar(Staff Supervisor), Shyam Sundar J (Physiotherapist), Anjana Vannan (Physician), Tushar Khedkar (Logistics Supervisor), and Periyasamy Ganesan (Internet Bowler) – will keep in isolation for now and can be monitored repeatedly.
The opposite franchises & gamers are additionally a fearful lot now & as instructed by BCCI will keep extra vigilant and cautious in regards to the BIO-BUBBLE put up by BCCI in UAE.