BCCI recruited UAE based healthcare group VPS for the COVID-19 testing for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) being held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 2020.
VPS group has already started testing the players and staff from last week with the arrival in UAE. A top official of the group said that as the official testing partner, VPS will be responsible for testing all players, support staff franchises and the IPL stakeholders during the entire duration of the tournament. The designated healthcare team will be available round-the-clock to meet the medical needs of the IPL.
Speaking on the extensive arrangements made to facilitate the bio-secure environment for the sporting event, Safeer Ahamad, CEO of VPS Healthcare’s LLH, Lifecare, and Medeor Hospitals, said, “Our responsibility is to facilitate the bio-bubble by providing COVID-19 solutions for the tournament. As part of this, we will be conducting massive COVID-19 tests. We have assigned a team each for three emirates comprising of our highly experienced COVID frontline warriors who were at the forefront during the peak of the pandemic.”