The Indian Premier League Governing Council is prone to meet on August 1 to debate the highway map for this 12 months’s match – scheduled to be held within the United Arab Emirates from September 16.
Even because it awaits a go-ahead from the federal government – which it hopes to achieve within the subsequent few days – the BCCI has despatched a letter of intent to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and hopes to get issues sorted on the earliest. With simply over a month left for the match to get underway, there are logistical points to be appeared into and the eight franchises hope that issues are deliberate maintaining all elements in thoughts.
“It’s a match of the BCCI, which has by probability, come to us. Because the host nation, we are going to lengthen all our assist to the BCCI,” ECB secretary basic Mubhashshir Usmani instructed Sportstar.
Whereas there’s a risk that chartered flights could possibly be availed to fly out the gamers and different stakeholders to the Emirates, likelihood is excessive that every franchise might be requested to maintain its contingent restricted to 35-40 folks. Although the ECB is optimistic in regards to the fan entry, efforts are on to permit ‘restricted entry’ for touring media as properly. Nevertheless, all that may rely upon the choice of the UAE authorities.
On its half, the BCCI will problem a Customary Working Process (SOP) quickly to all of the franchises with the small print on the well being and security protocols and the checklist of dos and don’ts. “We’re nonetheless ready for extra readability. Now we have solely heard issues by way of the media, however we hope that selections are taken maintaining all of the elements in thoughts. There are challenges for positive, however we have to get issues in place,” one of many franchise bosses stated, admitting that they may quickly determine a plan on find out how to ship a recce crew to the UAE.
Within the Governing Council assembly, the Board officers are additionally anticipated to deliberate on the sponsorship points. Final month, as the strain between India and China grew, the IPL had put out a tweet stating that the Governing Council will meet to debate the problem. Nevertheless, there was no growth on that entrance, and now, it’s understood that the Governing Council members and the IPL officers might focus on on the sponsorship mannequin after they meet just about.