International Cricket Council staffers test COVID-19 positive


Dubai: The deadly virus COVID-19 has made its path into the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters in Dubai as few of its staffers tested positive for the virus.

The persons who contracted with the virus are in a mandatory self-quarantine period as per the health protocols of the United Arab Emirates’ and if needed the ICC headquarters may remain closed for a few days.

Due to this, the staff members are advised to work from home as the whole premises is under sanitising process. Though there has been no official statement from the ICC, a source close to the development confirmed the cases and said that the apex body was ready for any incident like this.

“It has been managed very well by the ICC as they were prepared considering the second surge of cases in the UAE,” the board official was quoted as saying to TOI.

“The ICC Academy is perfectly safe because neither it is adjacent to the office headquarters nor are there any ICC staff who are present at the practice session. So there is no question of any health scare as far as IPL teams are concerned,” a senior board source told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

However, the good news for all the six IPL teams rooted in Dubai that the ICC Academy grounds are ‘safe for training’ as they are based at a different place, some distance away from the apex body headquarters.


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