IPL 2021: COVID-19 vaccination of all the members is must before heading to UAE, BCCI told Franchises

BCCI has asked all the eight Franchises of the IPL to make sure that every member is vaccinated before going to UAE to play the remaining IPL matches.

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As we all know that IPL 2021 was scheduled to play in April and May, but due to the rise in the COVID-19 cases, BCCI decided to suspend the remaining IPL matches indefinitely. The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in May declared that IPL will be resumed in the UAE in September-October.

The Board has asked all the eight Franchises to ensure that every member heading to UAE should be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. They have been strictly told, no one without vaccination will travel to UAE.

“We have been told that all those travelling should have completed taking both the doses of vaccination so that there is no problem once teams reach UAE. The quarantine process is most likely going to be seven days before teams can start training,” the source said while speaking to ANI.

Some matches of IPL 2021 had been played in India and the remaining matches will be played in 27 days starting from September 19 in Dubai. BCCI has also declared a new schedule for the remaining games. The remainder of the IPL 2021 will resume with a blockbuster clash between the old rivals – Chennai super kings and Mumbai Indians.

There is the possibility that many Australians and English players won’t be playing in the remainder of the IPL. However, the BCCI has confirmed that England players will be available for the remaining matches in the UAE, but they need to get vaccinated.