IPL: VIVO stays, Covid substitutes get nod

New Delhi, August 2

The IPL Governing Council has determined to retain all its sponsors, together with Chinese cell firm VIVO, and permitted Covid-19 replacements within the occasion to be held within the UAE this 12 months.

The match will likely be performed from September 19 to November 10, the IPL GC determined after a digital assembly on Sunday. “All I can say is that all our sponsors are with us. Hopefully you can read between the lines,” an IPL GC member stated on the situation of anonymity. Chinese sponsorship grew to become a bone of competition after the violent clashes between the Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh in June. The BCCI had promised to evaluation the offers within the aftermath of the violent showdown.

In one other main resolution, the IPL GC additionally permitted the ladies’s IPL. Forced out of India because of the rising Covid-19 case depend right here, the IPL will enable limitless Covid-19 replacements contemplating the fragile well being security scenario throughout the globe.

“I can confirm to you that the women’s IPL is very much on and we do have a plan in place for the national team also,” Ganguly stated forward of the assembly right this moment.

“We expect the Home and External Affairs Ministry to give us necessary approvals within another week. The final will be played on November 10 as it enters the Diwali week making it lucrative for the broadcasters,” the IPL GC member stated.

“The BCCI has received presentations from a Dubai group on creating a medical facility in the UAE. BCCI is also in talks with the Tata Group for creating a bio-bubble,” he stated.

It is anticipated that the squad power by way of taking part in members will likely be 24 the eight franchises. — PTI

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