IPL 2020: Senior BCCI Medical Team Member Tests Positive for COVID-19, Says Report


A member of BCCI’s medical team in the UAE tested positive for COVID-19.© AFP

A member of the medical team at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has tested positive for COVID-19, sources within the board have confirmed. This development comes after 13 people tested positive for COVID-19 after reaching the UAE. It is also known that two people from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru have also tested positive for coronavirus. In conversation with ANI, sources confirmed that a senior member of BCCI’s medical team tested positive.

“It is true, but there is no problem as he (senior medical officer) is asymptomatic and is being kept in isolation. He has not interacted with anyone and may have contracted it during his trip to UAE. He is being monitored and hopefully should be okay in the next round of testing. We also have two people at the NCA who tested positive and were kept in isolation, “the sources said.

On August 29, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that 13 staff members, including two players, had tested positive for COVID-19.

However, the board did not specify which team has how many confirmed cases.

“13 staff members have tested positive, including 2 players. All affected staff and their close contacts are asymptomatic and isolated from other team members. They are monitored by the IPL Medical Team,” the BCCI said in an official release.

On September 1, Kasi Viswanathan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings, confirmed that there are no new cases of coronavirus in the contingent. He also said those who previously tested positive will not be retested until after their 14-day quarantine period is over.

In a conversation with ANI, the CEO had said there has been no new case and the contingent is negative, except for those who previously tested positive.

“Those who previously tested positive will not be retested until 14 days,” he had said.


The IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE at three locations: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

This time, both the afternoon and evening games will be played half an hour earlier than normal.

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