Treat bubble breach during T20 WC seriously: ICC tells team managements
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has placed the onus of any bio-bubble breach during the T20 World Cup on the team managements, but warned them that they should "treat it very seriously".
DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has placed the onus of any bio-bubble breach during the T20 World Cup on the team managements, but warned them that they should "treat it very seriously".
"The ICC has sent out a detailed plan to every nation participating in the T20 World Cup, with a good understanding of the expectations of participant now established. It has placed the onus on the team management of each squad to ensure that expectations are met.
"We're working towards there not being breaches. If people understand the rules and they know that maintaining discipline is the answer to this problem and means we won't have issues that disrupt the tournament or their own enjoyment of it -- so I don't anticipate it -- if there is a breach that is a matter for the management of that squad and we would expect them to treat it very seriously," said Alex Marshall, ICC Head of Integrity on Thursday.
Detailing the protocols, ICC said in a statement that players arriving for the tournament will go into six days isolation during which they will have three Covid-19 tests to ensure no one entering the next stage of the process is infected.
"After those six days, participants are moved into a managed event environment for the duration of the tournament, undergoing periodic testing. Everybody taking part in the event has been fully vaccinated," the ICC said in a statement.
With roughly 2000 individuals -- including broadcasters, staff and players -- set to be involved in the tournament and many of those entering managed environments, the ICC has created a setting that "is safe from both a physical and mental health perspective".
Marshall said the ICC had spoken to people involved in overseeing biosafety at major international events, such as the Tokyo Olympics, Formula 1, Euro 2020 and IPL 2021. IANS