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COVID-19 hits ICC headquarters in Dubai, will it have an effect on IPL?

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the ICC headquarters in Dubai as few of its staffers have examined constructive for the dreaded virus and are in necessary isolation as per the United Arab Emirates’ well being protocols.

There’s a risk that with the intention to comply with the strict well being security protocols, the ICC headquarters would stay closed for a couple of days and the workers would do business from home, as the whole premises is being sanitised for operations to restart.

 

Nonetheless, the excellent news for all of the six IPL groups primarily based out of Dubai is that the ICC Academy grounds are “safe for training” as they’re situated at a special place, a long way away from the apex physique headquarters.

Whereas there was no official communication from the ICC, a senior board member aware about the event confirmed that there was a couple of “positive cases”, however maintained the worldwide physique was prepared for any eventuality.

“It has been managed very well by the ICC as they were prepared considering the second surge of cases in the UAE,” the board official stated.

 

In line with data acquired by PTI, all affected ICC workers are isolating as per native protocols and those that have been in shut contact are additionally doing the identical.

The ICC workers are anticipated to do business from home for a couple of days because the workplace premises shall be sanitised to make it totally operational, as per the well being security norms of the UAE authorities.

There are at the moment six IPL groups primarily based out of Dubai and they’re utilizing the observe amenities on the ICC Academy grounds situated in Dubai Sports activities Metropolis.

“The ICC Academy is completely protected as a result of neither it’s adjoining to the workplace headquarters nor are there are any ICC workers who’s current on the observe session.

 

“So there is no question of any health scare as far as IPL teams are concerned,” a senior board supply advised PTI on the situation of anonymity.

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