covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

The ICC will host its first World Cup since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic when the 2021 men's T20 World Cup begins from October 17.

covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

The 16-team tournament will be played in the UAE and Oman, countries with some of the highest proportion of population vaccinated against Covid-19.

covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

In fact, the UAE, which will host some of the first-round games and then the entire Super 12s and the knockouts, ......

covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

....is top of the list of countries with the highest percentage of vaccinated population - with 94% receiving at least one jab.

covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

But as Alex Marshall, the head of integrity and biosafety at the ICC, says,

covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

hosting a multi-team event across four venues in two countries is a "complex" issue with multiple moving parts and several safeguards needed to keep all participants safe both physically and mentally.

covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

If someone tests positive, even if they are asymptomatic, that person will need to isolate for ten days.

covid-19 sAFETY MEASURES AT T20 WC

For casual contacts - those who are within physical contact but have their faces covered - there will be a 24-hour period where they are tested and accordingly released.