BCCI issues 100-page SOPs for resumption of cricket

Chennai: The BCCI has issued a 100-page Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) to the state associations for the resumption of cricket. It said players will have to sign a consent form before resuming training at their respective centres.

It also barred anyone over 60 years of age and individuals with underlying medical conditions.

According to BCCI, the players will have to sign the form acknowledging the risks involved with training resumption amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2019-2020 domestic season ended in March but the upcoming season, which usually starts in August, is set to be a curtained one due to the health crisis.

“The health and safety of players, staff and stakeholders will be the sole responsibility of respective State Cricket Associations,” read the BCCI guidelines on resumption of cricket.

Support staff, officials and ground staff over 60 years of age and with individuals with underlying medical conditions are barred from attending training camps until suitable guidelines are issued by the government.

From travelling to the stadium to training there, the players will have to follow strict safety protocols.

Before the commencement of the camp, the medical team should acquire travel and medical history (past two weeks) of all players and staff through an online questionnaire. Any players and staff suspected to have Covid-19-like symptoms should undergo PCR tests.


NT Bureau