Thu. May 19th, 2022

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ICC will take bubble break during tournament “very seriously”

The ICC is hosting its first world championship since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic when the 2021 T20 World Cup for men begins on October 17. The 16-team tournament is played in the UAE and Oman, countries with some of the highest proportions of the population vaccinated against Covid-19. In fact, the UAE, which will host some of the first round games and then the entire Super 12s and knockouts, is at the top of the list of countries with the highest percentage of vaccinated population – with 94% receiving at least one plug.

But as Alex Marshall, head of integrity and biosecurity at the ICC, says holding a multi-team event across four venues in two countries is a “complex” issue with more moving parts and more safety measures needed to keep all participants safe both physically and mentally.

The following are some of the key questions Marshall answered during a media briefing on Thursday.

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