As a result of the bio-bubble breach, the IPL 2023 will be afflicted with severe sanctions for all those participating in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league, IPL 2023.
After several of the players tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the Indian leg of the IPL, BCCI forced the league to be stopped in the middle of the season and unfortunately, the league was moved to the UAE for the next portion of the season later in September.
There have been new rules established by the cricket board this time around regarding breaches of protocol by players, team officials, and their families.
Earlier this year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that any player, family member, team official, or match official who breaches the bio-bubble and Covid-19 protocols, will be subject to a serious sanction in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The sanctions can vary from a one-match ban to expulsion from the league altogether.
All 10 teams announced their IPL 2023 squad shortly after the conclusion of the IPL 2023 mega auction, which will consist of a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25 players.
IPL 2023: Sanctions for players, team officials, or officials of matches who breached a bio-bubble:
First offense :
The Health and Safety Protocols may provide for a 7-day re-quarantine during IPL 2023 (without payment for missed matches).
Second offence :
In the event that the Health & Safety Protocols provide for a 7 day requarantine or other period of requarantine as may be provided in the health and safety protocols during the IPL 2023 (without pay), the player will be suspended for one match (without pay).
Third offence :
No replacements are allowed for the remainder of the season, so the player is removed from the Registered Squad.
IPL 2023 Bio-Bubble Rules : Bio-bubble breach from family members
First offence :
In the event that a family member of a player, team official or match official breaches the COVID-19 protocol.
After that, he/she will enter the quarantine period. During the IPL 2023, the player, team, and match officials will also be subjected to the Quarantine process for a period of seven days, as per the Health & Safety Protocols.
For each match that he/she missed, he/she will also be fined 100 percent of their match fees.
The family member of the suspended player, team official or match official has to avoid breaching the health and safety protocols for a second time because they will be removed from the bubble for the rest of the season and will undergo quarantine again for a further seven days during the health and safety protocols during IPL 2023. For the number of matches they missed, they will also be fined their 100 percent match fees for the matches they missed.
What are the Others sanctions
A franchisee who is unable to field a team for any match due to having less than 12 players available must field 11 players in the playing XI (at least 7 of whom must be Indians) plus one substitute fielder
The BCCI may, at its discretion, try to reschedule the match for a later date during the season. If this is not possible, then the issue will be referred to the IPL Technical Committee. Any decision taken by the IPL Technical Committee will be final and binding.
About Rivcky John
A prominent figure in sports journalism for the last two decades. Cricket Analyst & Writing News, Features, Match Previews/Reviews/Reports, And Opinion Pieces on Cricket. You can connect with him on Facebook also.