Teams will be fined Rs 1 crore if they breach bio-secure bubble

The franchises and the players will face a hefty fine and point deductions as well if they break any rules set by the BCCI for fighting against the coronavirus in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

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It has been an uphill task to arrange the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the pandemic and it is needless to say that the protocols are strict. Just as the protocols, the penalties for breaking the rules are even more strict.

The rules sent by BCCI was already informed before the start of the tournament, but in the recent days, detailed information was sent to all the eight participating franchises.

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BCCI confirmed that the teams will face a hefty amount of Rs 1 crore plus deduction in posts if they break the bio-secure bubble protocols. A player will also have to undergo a six-day quarantine for an “unauthorised departure” from the bubble.

The player will be handed one-match suspension if it is a second offence and a third violation will lead to his removal from the tournament with no replacement to be provided.

Apart from the team fine of Rs 1 crore, any individual player can be fined as much 3000 AED (60,000 INR approx) for not completing their daily health passport, not wearing GPS tracker and missing a scheduled COVID-19 test. The same rules apply for family members and team officials as well.

Twelves matches have been done and dusted so far and no player has been tested positive apart from the  13 members of the CSK squad who were tested positive before the start of the tournament.

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