The potential for bio-bubble and the fixtures of the Indian Premier League shall be determined when the match’s Governing Council meets just about on August 2.

Earlier, it was determined the assembly shall be held on August 1, however Governing Council chairman, Brijesh Patel, instructed Sportstar on Tuesday that the the assembly will now be held on Sunday. It’s more likely to be attended by high officers and BCCI office-bearers.

“The assembly shall be held on August 2 and we’ll focus on all the required plans,” Patel mentioned.

The Normal Working Procedures (SOPs) will even be finalised and accordingly the eight franchises and different stakeholders shall be communicated with.

“We’ll focus on all the probabilities,” Patel mentioned.

There’s a likelihood that chartered flights might be availed to fly out the gamers and different stakeholders to the Emirates. Moreover, every franchise is perhaps requested to maintain its contingent restricted to 35-40 folks as nicely.

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Nevertheless, Patel instructed this publication that like earlier editions, the franchises should make their journey preparations. It’s understood that the Board will coordinate with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to take a look at the probabilities of reserving accommodations at a reduced charge. “The franchises should handle their journey plans. It is as much as them to resolve how they wish to go forward,” Patel mentioned.

Regardless that the ECB is optimistic in regards to the fan entry, efforts are on to permit ‘restricted entry’ for touring media as nicely. Nevertheless, all that can rely upon the choice of the UAE authorities.

Patel admitted that the well being and security measures shall be of utmost significance. “We’ll focus on (in regards to the bio-bubble) and see how we will go forward,” Patel mentioned.

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It has additionally been learnt that the groups would have their base in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and can journey to Sharjah solely on matchdays. Nevertheless, the BCCI officers refused to reveal particulars, indicating that all the pieces shall be determined within the upcoming assembly.

Even because it awaits a go-ahead from the federal government, BCCI is assured of getting all of the permissions later this week. “We have now plans in place and as soon as we get the approval, issues will ease out,” a BCCI official mentioned.

The franchises, nonetheless, are ready for extra readability as they really feel there’s not a lot time left to begin planning. “Rather a lot must be executed. The recce must be executed by our groups, so as soon as we hear from the Board, it is going to assist us begin the method,” a high franchise boss mentioned.


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