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DDCA vaccinates entire staff ahead of IPL; BCCI may ask hosting states to ramp up protocols for local officials | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) is exhibiting the way in which ahead for the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to conduct an incident-free IPL. DDCA president Rohan Jaitley has organized a free vaccination drive for the entire staff after due permissions from the central authorities. TOI understands that BCCI plans to talk with the remainder of the host associations to put in stringent protocols for the local officials concerned in staging the IPL.
“The moment IPL matches were allotted to DDCA, Jaitley wanted to cut down as many risks when it came to curb the Covid-19 outbreak at the Arun Jaitley stadium. He procured special permission from the government and started the drive. The groundstaff were the first to get the shots. Now, all employees and directors will get the jabs,” a senior DDCA official stated.
The state items may be urged to observe DDCA’s vaccination drive. There are just a few associations who’ve already mulled the choice however are but to implement it. The concept is to ramp up the protocols and make sure that solely those with assigned roles enter the bottom.
TOI understands that BCCI is apprehensive about local officials breaching protocols. It will likely be communicated to different state associations that they need to begin implementing the protocols and take into account a primary bubble for their local officials and groundstaff.
“There has been no specific communication to the grounds and pitches committee as to how they should be in a bubble for the IPL. They have been just handed match-day and training guidelines. But there has to be a basic template about how and who should be allowed in the ground during IPL,” sources within the board instructed TOI.

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