According to a league source, a member of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has tested positive for COVID-19.
A senior official of IPL told PTI “There is one positive case in the BCCI contingent. I can’t tell you whether it’s from the cricket operations team or the medical team. But testing is on and everyone else is healthy and asymptomatic”.
“There is no cause for concern,” he added later.
The tension can be seen among the staff and players after the Chennai Super King contingent, including two players, tested positive for COVID-19 last week. They are currently taking precautions and undergoing the 14 days quarantine.
Meanwhile, few of them have completed the mandatory quarantine and returned after testing negative for COVID-19.
Most of the franchises have already started their practise with other staff members as they have tested negative for COVID-19.
The IPL is scheduled to start from September 19. It will be played across three cities in the UAE — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. It will conclude on November 10.