Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while every team will strictly have to follow all the rules in the bio-secure bubble during the IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise doesn’t want to allow any family members of the players and other support staff during that entire tournament.
The IPL Governing Council meeting has been scheduled on this Sunday (2nd August) and everyone is eyeing for this crucial meeting. Recently, the IPL GC Chairman Brijesh Patel has clarified that the UAE is likely to host the IPL 2020 between 19th September and 8th November 2020. However, recently, some media reports have claimed that the final of the IPL 2020 can be shifted to 10th November 2020.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is still on and the world is battling continuously to handle this crisis, every IPL Team, the BCCI, the IMG staff, the broadcasters etc. will have to create their own bio-secure bubble soon after landing in the UAE. Everyone will strictly have to follow all the rules in the bio-secure bubble as the outsiders are strictly not allowed in these bio-secure bubbles.
Meanwhile, according to the recent report in the Indian Express, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has left it to the franchises to decide whether the family members should be allowed during this tournament or not.
CSK and most of the other franchises are not willing to take any risks in this pandemic
According to that reports, the CSK doesn’t want to allow any family members during the entire IPL 2020. In fact, apart from a couple of franchises, all other franchises are also thinking in the same way as the CSK to avoid any kind of risks. In this case, the wives, children and any other family members of the cricketers will not present in the entire IPL 2020.
Earlier, the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) co-owner Ness Wadia called for daily COVID-19 testing of the players to avoid all the risks.