The BCCI is bracing up for an IPL season like no different amid discussions on having psychological well being consciousness helpline for gamers and help employees and with data in regards to the challenges of staying put in a bio-secure surroundings for weeks.
The helpline quantity, if launched, shall be part of the board’s Customary Working Process (SOP) for the profitable match, which shall be held within the UAE from September 19. If the necessity arises, such devoted helplines might assist them take care of stress and anxiousness higher.
The BCCI is ready to launch a complete SOP for all eight franchises after Sunday’s Governing Council assembly the place the ultimate schedule shall be handed.
A query that has been requested by a couple of franchises is concerning the stress of staying away from households for a protracted interval, and the BCCI may tackle that within the assembly.
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“The BCCI’s SOP is more likely to have full particulars of all of the medical amenities which shall be accessible for gamers and help employees. It’s anticipated that there shall be a helpline the place gamers can name up in case they really feel stress and anxiousness. There shall be knowledgeable assist for every body,” a BCCI supply, aware about the event, informed PTI on the situation of anonymity.
One of many main points shall be how the BCCI offers with gamers’ households accompanying them for the complete interval. The board in addition to franchises are conscious that loneliness may very well be a giant issue, particularly in a high-intensity match just like the IPL.
“If BCCI has a helpline to take care of psychological well being, it may very well be an actual welcome transfer and likewise step in the appropriate path which can be want of the hour,” a franchise official mentioned.
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It’s learnt that the franchises can work across the SOP guide which the BCCI will handover to them.
Covid checks previous to departure
Many of the franchises are anticipated to name their respective Indian gamers and help employees and ask them to converge in one in all these cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru or Chennai — from the place they’d be flying out to the UAE.
One of many franchises is planning to facilitate testing of gamers by sending medical personnel to their respective residences.
“In some cities like Mumbai, gamers may really feel cautious to go and get particular person testing completed on the amenities. So there may be one franchise which could guarantee gamers get examined earlier than they assemble of their metropolis of departure,” one other BCCI supply mentioned.
Nonetheless no readability on stay media protection
isn’t any ambiguity concerning the truth that individuals from media is not going to have an entry to bio-secured lodge surroundings the place the groups shall be placing up.
Nonetheless it isn’t clear whether or not the Indian media contingent, which over time have extensively lined IPL, shall be granted accreditation within the present state of affairs.
“The gamers shall be travelling by chartered flight however what in regards to the media. Except industrial flights begin its operations from India… At this second it seems to be unlikely that there shall be media entry to the bottom,” the official mentioned.