The eight IPL franchises are eagerly ready for the Commonplace Working Process (SOP) from the BCCI to fight the Covid-19 menace and it’s set to be a significant matter of dialogue when the occasion’s Governing Council meets in a number of days’ time.
With the postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup, the BCCI is planning aggressively to have an IPL within the United Arab Emirates offered the central authorities green-lights their request for a shift because of the rising circumstances of Covid-19.
“There will probably be three principal factors on the agenda and that can primarily be mentioned as and when the GC meets,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on situations of anonymity.
The first factors are as follows:
1) Shifting to UAE, dates, venues, matches
As soon as they get the required approvals from authorities departments, the BCCI will inform ECB (Emirates Cricket Board).
“So far as I do know, they don’t seem to be curbing the match. We may have all of the 60 matches within the outdated format the place groups play 14 video games,” a senior official of one of many in style franchise stated.
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The length of the match will probably be between 44 to 48 days relying on the double headers that the BCCI allots. Within the unique schedule, there have been solely 5 double headers slotted on Sundays. Nevertheless, underneath present circumstances, there could also be a number of extra.
2) SOP for groups, bio-bubble, coaching amenities
There are three grounds obtainable within the UAE — Dubai Worldwide Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) and the Sharjah floor. It’s learnt that the BCCI will probably be renting the grounds of the ICC Academy for coaching of the groups.
The ICC Academy has two full-sized cricket grounds together with 38 turf pitches, 6 indoor pitches, a 5700 sq. foot out of doors conditioning space together with physiotherapy and medication centre.
“The groups that will probably be stationed in Dubai can apply on the ICC Academy by paying a payment,” the senior official stated.
The groups staying in Abu Dhabi (one and half hours from Dubai) can practice there.
There received’t be too many internet bowlers allowed in case groups have adequate additional gamers within the squad.
In Dubai, as per the present well being protocol, if persons are carrying a destructive COVID-19 check report, there received’t be any want for quarantine but when they don’t seem to be, they should endure a check.
Additionally there’s DXB app (just like Arogya Setu) in India which gamers and officers have to obtain.
Whereas it isn’t attainable to create a bio-bubble that England created for the visiting West Indies group making accommodations (Hilton Group) a part of the stadium premises in Southampton and Previous Trafford, the measures will probably be strict.
“The accommodations the place we e book rooms, the flooring that can have our group members will probably be a sanitized areas and that will probably be accomplished in session with lodge authorities,” a franchise official knowledgeable.
If industrial flights are allowed, many of the franchises will probably be flying out from the fourth week of August as they’re unanimous on a month-long camp earlier than the match begins rolling.
3) Points with broadcaster
There will probably be deliberations on the length of the match which is the marquee occasion in Star Sports activities’ kitty contemplating they paid Rs 16,347 crore for the deal.
Discussions are anticipated on the timing of the night time matches — whether or not they need to be held as at normal eight pm IST (6.30pm Dubai time) or be superior by half an hour.
In case the match begins between September 26 and 29 and goes on until November 14 (Diwali), double-headers may not exceed greater than seven which will probably be excellent news for broadcasters.