FICA believe players in IPL ‘bubble’ can mitigate risk

By Muhammad Asif Khan - May 1, 2021

Karachi: The situation is not conducive in India, due to the rising cases of Covid-19 there, however the rich cricket league, studded with international stars, is underway without hesitation.

Apart from cricket boards, around the world, the FICA – Federation of International Cricketers Associations – is also keenly observing the situation in India.

“Although we haven’t been involved in bio-security measures for the IPL we know that players are in ‘bubble’ environments and predominantly in hotels, which can mitigate risk to an extent”, Tom Moffat, Chief Executive Officer of FICA told this correspondent.

The FICA Chief Executive further said that players compete in domestic leagues as individual contractors and respective member players’ associations are in constant contact with their members currently at the IPL

“The situation is fast moving and we continue to urge the IPL and franchises to prioritize public and player health and safety”, Tom Moffat concluded.

Australia’s Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye have cut short their IPL season and gone home, while India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has opted to pull out of the league.

By Muhammad Asif Khan

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