The Governing Council of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to hold the Indian Premier League (IPL) from September 19 to November 10 in a meeting. A senior BCCI official told the news agency that the tournament would have 2-2 matches on Sunday. The evening matches will start half an hour before the old schedule i.e. 7.30 pm. Also, Chinese mobile company Vivo will continue to be the title sponsor.
November 10 is Tuesday. This will be the first time in the history of IPL when the finals will be played on Week-Day. The official said that this time due to Corona, the tournament will be played in a bio-secure environment. Many guidelines will also have to be taken care of. Due to this, the tournament has been extended two days ahead.
Will talk to ECB about the entry of fans
On the question of audience entry, the official said, "It would be great to allow some spectators in the tournament. At the moment, for us, the safety of others, including the players, is the priority. The UAE Cricket Board will talk to the ECB about the entry of fans, only after that, some decisions will be taken. ”
Got permission from the sports ministry
On the question of getting approval from the government, he said, "Sports Ministry has got approval for IPL. We hope to get approval from another ministry (home and abroad) soon. "
Vivo gives Rs 440 crore every year to IPL
Mobile company Vivo is the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which pays Rs 440 crore every year to the board as a contract. IPL's 5-year contract with the company will end in 2022. Recently, the Indian government has banned 59 apps including Tick Talk, UC Browser due to security after a dispute with China.
Players will not be able to break BioSecure Protocol
The BCCI has prepared the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the league. There will be 4 Corona Tests of the players in 14 days. Apart from this, there will be no more than 15 players in the dressing room. Not only the players, but his wife, girlfriends, and franchise honors will also have to follow the BioSecure protocol.
Under no circumstances will it be allowed to break. Once in the BioSecure bubble, no one will be able to go out of it and join the team again.
On the IPL 3 Venue, it is easy to keep an eye on fixing
Recently, BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) head Ajit Singh had said that there is no need to take tension about corruption in IPL. This time the league is being held in only three places, so it will be easier to keep an eye on things like match-fixing. The IPL matches will be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in the UAE, while India has 8 Venues.
Ajit Singh said, "8 BCCI ACU officers are on parole. They will keep a close watch. If needed, we will appoint more officers to supervise. We can also take help from the ICC."
England-Australia players will not be able to play the opening match
Players from England and Australia will not be able to play the opening match. They will join their respective teams only after the first week. In fact, England and Australia's third and last ODI will be in Manchester on 16 September. Players from both teams will leave for London from Dubai on the 16th or the next day.
After reaching the UAE, according to the rules of the government there, they will have to undergo a corona test. If their test comes negative, then only they will be able to exit the isolation zone. There are 17 players from Australia and 13 from England to participate in the league.