The BCCI on Sunday has issued a 100 page long Standard Operating Procedure to the players. The payers will have to sign a consent form before resuming training at their respective centers. It has also barred anyone over 60 years of age and individuals with underlying medical conditions.
The players will have to sign the form acknowledging the risks involved with training resumption amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of players, staff and stakeholders will be the sole responsibility of respective State Cricket Associations,” read the BCCI guidelines on resumption of cricket.
Some more Guidelines
Support staff, officials and ground staff over 60 years of age and with individuals with underlying medical conditions are barred from attending training camps until “suitable guidelines are issued by the Government”.
From travelling to the stadium to training there, the players will have to follow strict safety protocols.
Before the commencement of the camp, the medical team should acquire travel and medical history (past 2 weeks) of all players and staff through an online questionnaire. Any players and staff suspected to have COVID-19-like symptoms should undergo PCR tests for COVID-19.
“Two tests one day apart (Day 1 & Day 3) should be done to account for false negatives. If both the test results are negative, only then they should be included in the camp,” read the SOPs.
The players will have to wear a N95 mask (without a valved respirator) on the way to the stadium and will be encouraged to wear eyewear in public places as well as during training.
Players are advised to take their own transportation on way to the stadium.