Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appears to be cracking down on Covid violators in IPL 2022 and thus any bubble breach will result in sanctions. Players and team officials who break protocol during the IPL 2022 will face severe penalties, ranging from a one-match penalty to a seven-day re-quarantine to even exclusion from the event. A violation of the bubble by a player’s or match official’s family member will result in even harsher penalties.
More stringently, if a team knowingly permits an outsider into the team bubble, it might be fined up to Rs 1 crore for the first infringement, with consecutive lapses resulting in a one- or two-point reduction from the team’s total.
Taking into consideration the necessity to impose the Covid rule, BCCI said
“The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to the health of individuals and the cooperation, commitment and adherence by each Person Subject To These Operational Rules to the measure put in place to provide a safe environment is of paramount importance,”
Further, the sanctions are being divided into 3 offence categories.
IPL 2022 bubble breach sanctions
|First offence||During IPL 2022, there will be a 7-day re-quarantine period or any other duration specified in the Health & Safety Protocols (without pay for the number of matches missed)|
|Second offence||After the end of the 7-day requarantine or such period requarantine as may be provided in the Health & Safety Protocols for IPL 2022, one match suspension (without pay) will take effect (without pay)|
|Third offence||Removal from the Registered Squad for the remainder of the season with no possibility of replacement.|
Sanctions for Friends & Family memebers in case of breaking the Covid rules
|First offence||7-day re-quarantine for the family member or such other period re-quarantine as may be provided in the Health & Safety Protocols during IPL 2022, as well as 7-day re-quarantine for the relevant Player, Team Official, or Match Official or such other period re-quarantine as may be provided in the Health & Safety Protocols during IPL 2022. (without pay for the number of matches missed)|
|Second offence||Permanent removal of the friend or family member from the bubble for the remainder of the season, as well as a seven-day requarantine for the concerned Player, Team Official, or Match Official, or such other term requarantine as may be provided in the Health & Safety Protocols during the IPL 2022. (without pay for the number of matches missed).|