Ganguly lands in Dubai to take inventory of IPL preparations

Dubai, September 9

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly landed right here on Wednesday to supervise preparations for a bio-secure IPL starting on September 19.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings within the opening match of the T20 occasion, which has been moved to the UAE because of the rising COVID-19 circumstances in India.

“My first flight in 6 months to dubai for IPL…crazy life changes,” Ganguly posted on his Instagram deal with forward of his departure with an image by which he’s carrying a masks and face protect, a part of the Standard Operating Procedure whereas flying amid the pandemic.

He might be in quarantine for the subsequent six days and is predicted to be within the UAE until September 23.

The BCCI was capable of create a window for the IPL following the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled for October-November.

The Board would have confronted a income lack of Rs 4,000 crore if the match, which often takes place in April-May, had not received the go forward.

IPL chairman Brijesh Patel is among the many different key officers who’re already in Dubai.

The match, regardless of its strict well being security measures, has already endured cases of contingent members testing constructive for the dreaded virus.

Chennai Super Kings has been the worst affected with 13 of its members, together with two gamers, in quarantine after testing constructive.

Fans won’t be allowed inside stadiums when the league begins however some crowd is perhaps accepted within the later phases of the match after a assessment of the COVID-19 scenario.

The occasion might be performed at three venues – Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. PTI

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