New Delhi, August 1
The IPL governing council will probably be up to date on the standing of crucial authorities approvals for internet hosting the T20 league within the UAE when the members meet on Sunday aside from deliberating a foolproof SOP on well being security together with a dialogue on the Chinese sponsorships.
While the BCCI is all set to shift the league to the United Arab Emirates, it’s learnt that standing of presidency’s clearance is top-most within the 10-point agenda of the Brijesh Patel-led governing council.
It is predicted that president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, each of whose “cooling off waiver” case is in Supreme Court will probably be attending the assembly as everlasting invitees together with treasurer Arun Dhumal and joint secretary Jayesh George.
“We have a meeting tomorrow but everyone is awaiting the clearances from the Home Ministry as well as the External Affairs Ministry for the tournament to be shifted to the UAE,” a senior BCCI official abreast with GC developments informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
It is learnt that the destiny of VIVO, the Chinese cell firm which pays Rs 440 crore for title sponsorship may also come up for dialogue.
The most essential facet would be the SOP that will probably be handed to the franchises for Monday’s dialogue the place they will increase their considerations.
The SOP is round a 240-page doc that has been ready and will probably be shared with the franchises. It contains all well being security associated measures together with the variety of COVID checks that will probably be performed and the way the bio-bubble will probably be created.
There will probably be directives on Squad Strength (more likely to be capped at 40, together with gamers, assist workers and administration workforce).
While BCCI’s SOP could be upgraded by the franchises, they under no circumstances can downgrade it.
It has been learnt that BCCI will let franchises resolve on whether or not they would permit households (wives, companions, kids) to journey with the gamers or not.
“The BCCI will only negotiate with the hotels and try to provide them with discount rates but it’s the franchise that needs to create the bubble as per SOP.”
The BCCI brass may also be assembly the workforce of consultants assigned by the England and Wales Cricket Board to create the bio-secure atmosphere for the simply concluded sequence in opposition to West Indies together with upcoming one in opposition to Pakistan and the continued in opposition to Ireland. – PTI