IPL 2021 – RCB Devdutt Padikkal: The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are extremely unhappy with a development in Royal Challengers Bangalore camp. Development in regard to Devdutt Padikkal’s entry into the RCB’S Bio-Bubble without complying with the norms set by BCCI. According to the rules set by BCCI, Padikkal should have spent 7 days in quarantine before being allowed to enter team’s bio-bubble. Padikkal tested positive, stayed in home quarantine and came directly to join RCB camp – which is making IPL teams unhappy according to a report by Cricbuzz.
According to the report, franchises are questioning such a preferential treatment for Virat Kohli’s team.
“If home quarantine is allowed, then many of our team members would have preferred that,” said an official of one of the franchise.
IPL 2021 – Why Padikkal did not quarantine for 7 days before entering RCB’s BIO-BUBBLE?
– Padikkal tested positive for Covid-19 on March 22 and went into home quarantine straightaway.
– He entered the team bubble in Chennai on April 7
– He reached Chennai after driving down by a car from Bangalore
– And was directly allowed to enter BIO-BUBBLE after two negative tests
RCB’s spokesperson has denied any wrongdoing on the team’s part but rules laid down by BCCI tells some different story. The rules are completely clear that player after arrival has to go into 7 days quarantine. He can’t get into any group activity, meet anyone and need to stay isolated. Once the quarantine period gets over, player need to undergo Covid-19 tests and only after 3 negative tests he is allowed to join the BIO-BUBBLE of the team.
In Padikkal’s case these norms have not been followed and that has made some of the other stakeholders angry and unhappy. Meanwhile, Padikkal is not included in the playing XI for RCB’s game agains Mumbai Indians and according to the information coming in from RCB’s camp – he is even likely to sit out for the next game as well.