BCCI to request additional security for IPL matches in Maharashtra


IPL 2022: BCCI requests for additional security – The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has asked the Maharashtra government for additional security for IPL after pitch invasion in Bengaluru and vandalism in Mumbai. The BCCI is concerned with players’ bio-bubble integrity amid fan presence at the stadiums.

In Bengaluru Test, four fans invaded the pitch to take selfies with Virat Kohli without wearing any mask. It was a massive security and health & safety protocol breach. The BCCI isn’t taking that lightly.

“It was unfortunate but during Covid times, it is very important that we must avoid such pitch invasion. We will speak to the Maharashtra government and ask for additional security for the matches so that it doesn’t happen again. One such incident can jeopardise the entire tournament due to Covid,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra

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IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra
Four fans invaded pitch during Bengaluru Test to take a selfie with Virat Kohli, flouting norms

IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra

While the fans Such incidents have become normal in cricket. In England, prankster Jarvo invaded pitch repeatedly before getting arrested and banned for life from stadiums. However, in India, a life ban from stadiums won’t be possible. Instead, the stadiums in Mumbai may get a makeover with nets around the boundary line to prevent pitch invasion.

“See, health and safety of players are of paramount importance especially when the tournament will be played in a bio-bubble. One small breach in bio-bubble can lead to an outbreak in camp. The fans will also need to understand that,” the BCCI official said.

IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra

IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra

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Strict Bio-bubble safety measures: Meanwhile, the Indian board has introduced fines and repeated bubble breaches could even lead to a ban from IPL for the entire season. Besides that, BCCI has tightened rules for the family members as well. Any breach could lead to a whopping Rs 1 Crore fine.

IPL 2022 Bio-Bubble Rules: Bio-bubble breach from player/official/ match official

  • 7-day mandatory quarantine for player, match official/ franchise official in case of first-time offenders.
  • Players/ match officials won’t be paid for the number of matches missed.
  • Second-time offenders will attract one-match suspension.
  • For third-time offenders, the player/official will be removed from the IPL bio-bubble.
  • They will be banned from IPL 2022 and no replacement player can be called up.
  • For missing Covid test: First-time offenders will be warned. For the second time, they will be fined Rs 75,000 per offence and won’t be allowed to enter the stadium or training facility.

IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra

IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra

IPL 2022 Bio-Bubble Rules: Sanctions on franchises – Furthermore, the relevant franchise will also be punished alongside the player. The franchise will have to pay a fine of Rs 1 Crore for a first-time offence. For a second time offence, the franchise will be deducted 1 point and 2 points for a third-time offence.

  • If the franchise is unable to field a minimum of 12 players (including one substitute fielder), they will be referred to IPL Technical committee.
  • The IPL TC will try to reschedule the match but if that is not possible, the franchise will have to forfeit the match in that case.
  • If a player leaves without informing the Health & Safety officials, the franchise will have to pay a hefty fine.
  • The franchise will also have to pay a fine on a pro-rata basis which would have been paid to the player for the matches missed.

IPL 2022: Concerned with security breach in Bengaluru Test, BCCI to request additional security personnel for IPL matches in Maharashtra

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