The Kovid-19 (Coronavirus) test negative has come from five match referees, including 12 Indian and three foreign umpires who participated in the 13th season of the IPL. They would however have to stay in mandatory quarantine as per protocol. This time the IPL is being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to Kovid-19.
The quarantine period of all these is about to end and they are ready to assume their responsibility in the IPL starting on 19 September.
BCCI sources told IANS, “The first, third and sixth days of the Kovid Test were conducted in every officer’s six-day quarantine period and everyone’s tests were negative.”
They were tested on arrival at Dubai Airport and then three more tests were done in all these hotels. One team of these match officials in Abu Dhabi and the rest in Dubai. The team that is in Abu Dhabi will be responsible for 20 league matches. The rest will be one more team.
The source told IANS, “Since the Kovid-19 protocols in Abu Dhabi are stricter than the other two. A team of umpires and referees will be permanently there. While there are no traffic restrictions in Dubai and Sharjah, Dubai Those who are match officials will play matches at both the places. “
The 12 umpires are Anil Chaudhary, C. Shamsuddin, Virender Sharma, KN Anantpadmanabhan, Nitin Menon, S., Ravi, Vineet Kulkarni, Yashwant Borde, Ullas Gandhe, Anil Dandekar, K. Srinivasan and West Pathak.
The foreign umpires include Richard Inlingworth of England, Paul Riffel of Australia, Christopher Gafane of New Zealand.
There are five referees – Javagal Srinath, Manu Nair, V. Narayan Kutty, Shakti Singh and Prakash Bhatt.
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