IPL 2020 will kick off from September 19 in the UAE. So BCCI has planned to organise the Indian Premier League 2020 without any issue. Recently BCCI has discussed the all details to all franchise.
IPL governing council will meet on August 1 or 2 to finalise IPL 2020 schedule.
“In all these years of IPL, the responsibility of accommodation, hospitality, travel etc – during the IPL – has been of the team owners. Nothing is going to change this year. The only change will be in the SOPs with regards to COVID,” IPL GC chairman Brijesh Patel said.
“Strict protocols being put in place. Each franchise will create its own bubble in which the team will only be interacting with the limited number of people in their ecosystem or allotted to them by BCCI. A similar bubble will be created for BCCI and the IMG staff, broadcasters etc. Nobody will be allowed to interact with individuals outside their bubble except through pre-appointed coordinators.
“Franchises will arrange for their own medical teams and the BCCI will arrange a central medical team. Once players & support staff land in UAE, the onus of testing will be on the franchises, who will, in turn, coordinate with BCCI’s medical team on a 24×7 basis. Each franchise’s medical team will stay with their respective teams within the security bubble.”
“Since all 60 matches of IPL are being played in 51 days, there will be no change in the distribution of BCCI’s central revenue pool. If the IPL wouldn’t have happened, franchises wouldn’t be looking at any income. Letting go of gate money, the board says, is “pittance”.If the IPL wouldn’t have happened, franchises wouldn’t be looking at any income. Letting go of gate money, the board says, is a pittance,” ToI reported their source as saying.
“Franchises will have to figure their own travel arrangements and accommodation in UAE. BCCI will coordinate with UAE authorities to ensure “discounted hotel rates” and share it with the franchises. It will then be the franchise’s discretion to settle for options provided by BCCI or make their own arrangements. Franchises will fly their players to UAE and back, as is the case during IPL in India every year.”