MUMBAI: From placing a listing of Customary Working Procedures (SOPs) in place to figuring out an isolation centre within the UAE, planning a collection of flights from India to reserving near 60,000 room nights and from getting ready the strictest guidelines for violation of a bio-secure bubble to coordinating between near 1200 people – the IPL Governing Council has been busy drafting a guidelines like by no means earlier than.
The members of the governing council will meet on Sunday afternoon. Lengthy due already, and with franchises and different stakeholders ready to listen to extra, the assembly may be anticipated to show right into a marathon as BCCI president Sourav Ganguly joins the GC members in capability of a particular invitee.
The protocol that’ll be adopted is prone to be outlined in phases. The primary part can be when IPL and BCCI officers, together with these representing the IMG, will land within the UAE earlier than everybody else as a part of the synchronisation with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and the Dubai Sports activities Council that has already begun.
Section 2 will start with the franchises and gamers fly to the UAE, go below quarantine for per week, two Covid checks get administered between 48 hours and isolation is noticed within the strictest phrases. Relations of cricketers can be allowed to fly too and it will be a choice left to the franchises so long as the bubble doesn’t get violated.
The top of quarantine will then make method for follow to start for broadcasters and central sponsors to reach in UAE and the ultimate part – the event itself – to get underway.
The GC assembly can even contain discussions on any attainable renegotiations with the central sponsorship pool within the wake of a restricted IPL at a special vacation spot. “You’ll be able to count on the BCCI to not give an inch,” say these within the know.
As reported by TOI, night matches will start at 7.30 pm IST and the ultimate can be performed on November 10. So far as permitting spectators into stadiums in UAE is anxious, the BCCI is strictly in opposition to the thought and the franchises have agreed to bear with the loss in gate-money, grateful that the event is happening.