Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to spend around 10 crores on the covid-19 testing during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. It is expected that more than 20,000 kits are required for the tournament.
The cost of testing in India is handled by the franchises themselves but RT-PCR test conducted in Dubai is managed and handled by BCCI. Players have started to arrive in UEA from 20 August.
“So BCCI will be spending something in the tune of Rs 10 crore for the COVID tests. Around 75 healthcare workers who are part of the company are a part of the IPL testing process”, the official said.
They further added “We have engaged VPS Healthcare, a UAE based company to conduct the tests. While I can’t put a number, it will be more than 20,000 tests which would include everyone. Each test would cost BCCI around 200 AED (Dirham) excluding taxes”.
When it comes to safety of players and staff BCCI is making sure everything in perfect and is ensuring maximum safety to the teams.
More than 1988 Covid-19 test have been done since players started to arrive. All the players and staff members of the teams are being tested.
A strict protocol needs to be followed by players. 14 days quarantine is made mandatory for all the members of the team. Only after completing the quarantine period players are allowed to go out and train.
Multiple members of Chennai Super Kings squad were tested positive for Covid-19. However, in the latest test all the members of the squad are tested negative for Corona virus.
BCCI is keeping a close eye on everything to ensure safety of each and every members associated with IPL 2020.