In the IPL, every team has to stay in the bio-bubble as a precaution against the corona virus and strict adherence to the rules is mandatory.
However, Chennai fast bowler KM Asif had violated the bio-bubble protocol. After that he had to stay in quarantine for 6 days, but now he has joined the practice session with the team.
Asif lost the key to the room and went to the hotel reception to get another key. This is a violation of the Babo Bubble Protocol because the hotel reception is not included in the Bio Bubble.
Violation of these rules can cost teams dearly. If the rules are broken for the first time, you will have to stay in quarantine for six days and you will not be paid. If you do this a second time, you will have to stay in quarantine for a double period and be suspended for one match. If a player does so for the third time, he will be disqualified from the tournament and the team will not be able to recruit any other player instead of that player.
The Chennai team had to face a lot of problems this season. Before the start of the season, 13 members of the team were infected with the corona virus. It involved two players. They were kept in a separate hotel and brought back to the bio-bubble after the quarantine period was over. Apart from that, veterans Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh had withdrawn from the season due to personal reasons.
Chennai are currently at the bottom of the table. The team has won one of three matches. Their next match will be against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday (October 2).