The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin from April 09 with the Match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Unlike the last year when the competition was played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the cash-rich T20 league is set to be organized in India despite the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.
Because of the deteriorating health conditions, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already announced that the tournament will be organized at six venues instead of eight—out of which there is a big question mark whether Mumbai can host any matches with an increase in coronavirus outbreak in the state of Maharashtra.
Earlier this year, the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was postponed after just 14 out of the 34 matches due to a coronavirus outbreak where seven players and staff members were tested positive for the pathogen.
Following such events, there was deserving criticism on the conduct of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) who clearly failed to enforce the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set before the start of the competition to ensure the safety of the participants.
Keeping that in mind, the BCCI has set a strict protocol for members in this year's IPL fully knowing that a single mistake can end up being extremely costly.
Following are the set of rules BCCI is set to impose to ensure that the 14th edition of India's