While it is unlikely that fans will be allowed even during the final stages of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has done its homework for any pitch invasion that might take place during the course of the tournament.
A document listing Standard Operating Procedure (SoPs) for the upcoming edition of the IPL has been accessed by ANI and as per the 50-page document, the board has listed the protocols that need to be followed by a player if there is a pitch invasion by a spectator during the IPL 2021.
“If during a match or practice session, any spectator or fan manages to enter the field of play and momentarily come in physical contact with a player, they will be immediately removed by security guards. At the earliest opportunity, the player must change his clothes and put away the used ones in a separate bag for disinfection and laundry,” states the BCCI SoP.
“Also, the player must wash his hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds before meeting other team members in his bubble. If the pitch invader has touched any of the player’s cricketing equipment, the same must be sanitized before use,” it…