As per the SOPs, "individuals who are over the age of 60 years, viz. support staff, umpires, ground staff, and those individuals with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, weakened immunity, etc should be considered vulnerable and are believed to have a higher risk of severe Covid-19."
"All such individuals should be discouraged from participating in the camp activities until suitable guidelines are issued by the Government," read one of the guidelines from BCCI's 100-page SOP.
The official said the issue of Whatmore, a world cup winning coach, will be discussed at the BCA's next Apex Council meeting, which is likely to be held at the month end.
"Right now there is no urgency. We aren't paying Whatmore. The issue will be taken up during the Apex Council meeting," explained the senior official.
According to the official, no other names have been discussed at the moment.
Apart from Whatmore, Bengal coach Arun Lal will also be affected as he is 65 years.
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