IPL governing council assembly on August 2

New Delhi, July 28

The Indian Premier League’s governing council will meet on August 2 to offer a last form to the schedule and different preparations for the eagerly-awaited showpiece occasion to be held within the UAE this 12 months.

The T20 match, compelled out of India because of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, shall be held from September 19 to November eight within the UAE.

“The IPL governing council will meet on August 2,” stated IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel.

Another prime official of the BCCI stated that the eight franchises would get a transparent image of the match’s modalities through the assembly.

“It is expected that franchises will be handed the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) after the meeting,” the senior official stated on situation of anonymity.

The assembly, anticipated to be attended by prime BCCI brass, together with president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, would tackle issues of assorted stakeholders.

The tenures of each Ganguly and Shah are over however the two have sought a rest within the Lodha Committee-recommended cooling off norms from the Supreme Court, which can hear the matter on August 17.

Also, most certainly, this version of the IPL would have much less variety of double-headers which might be useful for broadcasters.

Ways to negate the lack of gate cash for the franchises, because the matches shall be performed earlier than empty stadiums in a bio-secure surroundings, may also be a significant matter of dialogue.

While it’s anticipated that many of the franchises would ship their recce groups to the UAE to take a look at the amenities in addition to the bio-secure surroundings that may be created, there are issues that stay, together with lodging plan and catering providers.

Another difficult concern which is more likely to come up is whether or not households of the gamers could be allowed to accompany them.

A senior franchise official had informed PTI that it could be “criminal” to maintain gamers away from their households for 2 months and that too in a sanitised surroundings.

“During normal times, the wives and girlfriends, join the players during a specified period but this is a completely different scenario. If families travel, can they be confined to rooms without being able to move around normally?” an official requested.

“There will be players who have kids aged between 3 and 5. How do you keep them in a room for two months?” the official added. PTI

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