T20 World Cup 2021 Bio Bubble Protocol
By Sarita Dey
on Fri Oct 08 2021
T20 World Cup 2021 Bio Bubble Protocol: T20 World Cup is starting on 17 October. Due to Corona and Venue being in two different countries, ICC does not want to take any kind of risk. That’s why a strict bio-bubble has been prepared. It has been made with the advice of experts who were involved in the bio-security of Formula-1, Euro 2020, and the Tokyo Olympics.
ICC’s head of bio-safety, Alex Marshall, said that we do not want to leave any lacuna. That’s why we’ve talked to experts overseeing biosecurity for the Tokyo Olympics, Euro 2020, and Formula One. The second half of IPL 2021 is also being played here. Before this, many series have also happened. We have learned a lot from this and helped in preparing the bio-bubble protocol for the T20 World Cup.
Teams coming to participate in the T20 World Cup will have to compulsorily stay in isolation for 6 days. During this period there will be 3 corona tests of players and members of support staff. That’s why this is being done. In order to ensure that no one entering the next stage of the tournament is infected.
According to the bio-protocol of the ICC, if the player or someone else in the bio-bubble is infected with the coronavirus. Even if symptoms are not visible in it. He will have to isolate himself for 10 days.
The same person will be considered as a close contact of the infected, who is not wearing a mask and has been less than 2 meters from the infected for at least 15 minutes and 48 hours before the test/symptom. In such a situation, even close contacts will have to remain isolated for 6 days.
At the same time, the person may have come in contact with the infected by chance. But if he is wearing a mask while coming in contact, then he will be isolated for 24 hours and will be released after the test report comes negative.
The ICC has set up separate bio-secure hospitals for the player to not be able to make a dent in the bio-bubble along with the corona. In this, the protocol will have to be strictly followed.
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In Oman and Abu Dhabi, spectators will be required to take both doses of the corona vaccine to watch the match while sitting in the stadium. But this will not happen in Dubai and Sharjah. At the same time, spectators will have to keep masks in the stadium at all times.