Aug 10, 2020
Nagraj GollapudiNews editor, ESPNcricinfo
- Nagraj Gollapudi is files editor at ESPNcricinfo
The BCCI has bought the mighty-awaited permission from the Indian executive to conduct the IPL within the UAE. Brijesh Patel, the IPL Governing Council chairman, has confirmed the come.
Though the BCCI had bought an in-theory nod from the executive, it used to be ready for written permission to finalise the contract with the Emirates Cricket Board. Patel did no longer verify the explicit date, indicating the executive permission came visiting the weekend.
The match will seemingly be played between September 19 and November 10 with 60 matches at three venues: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Though the match time desk has no longer yet been finalised, the eight groups hold already been busy planning their poke to the UAE.
Final week the IPL sent the franchises a scrape of draft standing working procedures [SOPs] for the match at the side of a rigorous making an strive out process which commences outdated to the groups board the flight to the UAE. Crew members would hold to endure a couple of tests at the side of three tests upon reaching the UAE which can per chance additionally involve every week-lengthy quarantine outdated to they’ll delivery practising.
The IPL made it determined that each and every team members to boot to owners would hold to strictly adhere to the guidelines laid out to be half of the biosecure bubble. Any breach of the protocols, the IPL warned, could perchance be “punishable” below the match’s code of conduct.
In accordance with the draft SOPs, if the owners and relatives step outdoors the bubble, they will hold to understood every week-lengthy quarantine and endure unusual making an strive out outdated to re-coming into the biosecure ambiance.
All over a virtual assembly closing week, officers from varied franchises communicated a scrape of concerns they’d with the draft SOPs. One key anguish used to be whether the quarantine measures would be relaxed for English and Australian gamers arriving from the UK after their restricted overs series.