The IPL Governing Council is likely to meet on this Saturday (1st August) to finalise the schedule of the delayed IPL 2020, which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is likely to host between September and November 2020.
Recently, the IPL GC Chairman Brijesh Patel clarified that the UAE can host the 13th edition of the IPL between 19th September and 8th November 2020.
Most recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that they have accepted UAE’s proposal to host the IPL 2020.
Meanwhile, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has also confirmed that they have received the letter of intent from the BCCI to host the 13th IPL. So, they are in the final path to confirm the hosting rights of the IPL 2020.
On last Sunday (26th July) and Monday (27th July), the BCCI met with their primary stakeholders – franchise owners, broadcasters and central sponsors.
IPL 2020: BCCI President, Secretary and Treasurer are likely to be present in the upcoming IPL GC meeting
Now, the IPL GC will meet on this Saturday to finalise the schedule of the IPL 2020. From the BCCI, President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah and Treasurer Arun Dhumal can also present in this meeting.
According to the recent TOI report, the BCCI has clarified that each of the team will have to create its own bio-secure bubble, where the team can only interact with the limited number of people in their ecosystem or allotted to them by the BCCI.
Similarly, the BCCI, the IMG staff, the broadcasters etc. will also create their bio-secure bubble. Outsiders will be not allowed except through pre-appointed coordinators.
While the BCCI will arrange a central medical team, each franchise will have to arrange their medical team. Also, the TOI report further added that the franchises would have to figure their travel arrangements and accommodation in the UAE.
Meanwhile, the BCCI will try to ensure the “discounted hotel rates” and share it with the franchises.
IPL 2020 was originally scheduled between 29th March and 24th May 2020. India was ready to host that entire tournament but it was postponed entirely in the middle of the March amid coronavirus outbreak when all the teams were very close to begin their team practice session ahead of the 13th IPL.