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IPL 13: BCCI To Spend Over Rs 10 Crore To Conduct 20,000 COVID-19 Tests

New Delhi: The Indian cricket board has budgeted practically Rs 10 crore for greater than 20,000 COVID-19 exams to be carried out throughout the Indian Premier League beginning September 19.

Whereas the eight franchises bore the price of testing in India, the BCCI is choosing up the tab for the RT-PCR exams which have been carried out from August 20 when the groups began touchdown within the UAE.

“We have engaged VPS Healthcare, a UAE based company to conduct the tests. While I can’t put a number, it will be more than 20,000 tests which would include everyone. Each test would cost BCCI around 200 AED (Dirham) excluding taxes,” a senior IPL official informed PTI on situations of anonymity.

“So BCCI will be spending something in the tune of Rs 10 crore for the COVID tests. Around 75 healthcare workers who are part of the company are a part of the IPL testing process,” the official mentioned.

The BCCI doesn’t need to go away something to likelihood so far as security of gamers and officers is worried and the healthcare staff have been put in a separate lodge.

“We couldn’t have taken the chance. A separate bio-bubble has been created by the corporate in a lodge. Round 50 of its well being care workers are connected with testing course of whereas one other 25 are engaged in lab and documentation work.

“The BCCI is nonetheless not paying for this bio-bubble and lodge bills which shall be borne by the corporate,” he knowledgeable.

A complete of 1988 COVID exams had been carried out between August 20 28 throughout all these concerned with the event, together with gamers and help workers.

Chennai Tremendous Kings had been compelled to increase their quarantine after 13 members of their contingent examined optimistic, together with two gamers in India seamer Deepak Chahar and A workforce batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad.

All are at the moment present process a 14-day necessary quarantine after which they must return two detrimental exams, following which they will return to coaching.

(PTI)

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