The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made some changes in the bio-bubble life and this time it is stricter. The Indian board has introduced fines and repeated bubble breaches could lead to the ban of a player from IPL for the season. BCCI has tightened the rules for the family members as well.
Last year, the IPL league had to be suspended after there were bio-bubble breaches in three teams. This time, BCCI has introduced strict rules to avoid such mistakes.
“The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to the health of individuals and the cooperation, commitment and adherence by each Person Subject To These Operational Rules to the measure put in place to provide a safe environment is of paramount importance,”– as per reports
IPL Bio-bubble rules: 2022
- One-day mandatory quarantine for player, match official/ franchise official in case to a rule break.
- Players/ match officials won’t be paid for the number of matches missed.
- Second-time offenders will have one-match suspension.
- Third-time offenders, the player/official will be removed from the IPL bio-bubble.
- They will be banned from IPL 2022 with no replacement.
- For missing the Covid test, First-time offenders will be warned. For the second time, they will be charged Rs 75,000 per offence and won’t be allowed to enter the stadium or training facility.
Family and bio-bubble
- The family member will have to quarantine for 7 days, for the first time.
- The associated player will also have to serve a mandatory 7-day re-quarantine period and won’t be paid for the matches he missed.
- The family member will be removed from IPL’s bio-bubble permanently, for the second time.
Franchise and Bio-bubble
- The franchise has to field 12 players minimum otherwise, they will be referred to the IPL technical committee.
- If it’s possible, the IPL TC will reschedule the match ot the franchise will forfeit the match if missed.
- The franchise has to pay a huge amount if the player leaves without informing the Health and Safety officials.
- The franchise will have to pay a fine on pro-rata basis which would have been paid to the player for the matches missed.