IPL 2020: KM Asif first player to breach bio-secure bubble
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fast bowler KM Asif has become the first player to have breached the bio-secure bubble in this year’s edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) in UAE.
As a result, he’s sent for a six-day quarantine and only after that he’s now able to continue his participation with the team. It’s happened because Asif misplaced his hotel room key and then he went to the reception to collect another key. Which caused him the punishment as the reception room isn’t under CSK’s bio-secure bubble.
“It was an unintentional mistake but rules had to be followed. He underwent six days of quarantine and has now resumed practice with the team,”
an IPL source was quoted as saying in The Indian Express.
The 27-year old pacer isn’t played any match for CSK in this year’s IPL till now. He played two matches for CSK and got three wickets in his IPL career.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed all the franchises about the incident and said that same rules will be applied to all if anyone violates bio-secure bubble rules.
“The first offence – 6-day re-quarantine (without pay for the number of matches missed). Second offence – One-match suspension (without pay) to take effect after the completion of the 6-day re-quarantine (without pay). Third offence – removal from the registered squad for the rest of the season -no replacement allowed,” the notification reads.