Violations of the ‘Bio Bubble’ during the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) may lead to the player being eliminated from the tournament and their teams being fined Rs 1 crore and points in the table. The Cricket Board of India, BCCI notified all the eight participating franchise teams that the player would have to go through a six-day separation to ‘unauthorized exit’ from the ‘bio-bubble’.
If this happens for the second time, a match suspension will be imposed and on the third violation, he will be dropped from the tournament and no other player will be able to replace that player in the tournament.
Players may have to pay a fine of up to Rs 60,000 for not completing their daily health passports, not wearing GPS trackers, and for not performing the scheduled COVID-19 test on time. The same rule is also for family members and team officials.
COVID-19 test is being conducted for all the players and support staff every fifth day of the ongoing tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Team officials also need to be very cautious in ensuring that strict ‘bio-bubble’ is not violated.
If a franchise allows a person to interact with the player or the support staff in the bubble, they will have to pay a fine of Rs 1 crore for the first violation, one point will be deducted for doing the second violation and two for the third violation. Points equal to one win will be deducted.