The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will finally be in trouble on September 19. The UAE will stage the entire itinerary of the game six years ago as the host for the early stages of the season. Before the event, all referees had passed the COVID-19 test.
Earlier this month, 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings team tested positive for the deadly virus, including two Indian players. This forced the franchise to extend the isolation period, which also delayed their internship period. Gradually, the situation of the three-time champions stabilized, allowing them to resume training.
In accordance with the local government’s requirements for these three venues (Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai), 20 competition officials were subjected to mandatory COVID-19 testing until November 3, where 56 league games will be held. In addition to the final on the 10th, there will be four warm-up matches. It will greatly reduce the burden on BCCI, especially after pathogens have damaged the CSK camp.
The representative of IPL emphasized that among other emirates, the COVID-19 agreement is the strictest agreement in the UAE. This is why a group of referees and referees are stationed there. In addition, there are no travel restrictions between Dubai and Sharjah, so officials based in Dubai will preside over the match between the two cities.
“Since the Covid-19 agreement in Abu Dhabi is the most stringent of the three emirates, there will be a permanent set of umpires and referees. As there are no travel restrictions between Dubai and Sharjah, the officials stationed in Dubai will be Competitions are held everywhere. Sources told IANS that this will be a mix and match policy.
The 12 referees in India are Anil Chaudhary, C. Shamshuddin, Virender Sharma, K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon, S. Ravi, Vineet Kulkarni, Yashwant Barde, Ulhas Gandhe, Anil Dandekar, K Srinivasan and Pashchim Pathak. The overseas referees are Richard Illingworth of the United Kingdom, former Australian seam bowling all-around player Paul Reiffel and Christopher Gaffaney of New Zealand.