NEW DELHI: The IPL governing council will likely be up to date on the standing of vital authorities approvals for internet hosting the T20 league within the UAE when the members meet on Sunday other than deliberating a foolproof SOP on well being security together with a dialogue on the Chinese language sponsorships.
Whereas the BCCI is all set to shift the league to the United Arab Emirates, it’s learnt that the standing of presidency’s clearance is top-most within the 10-point agenda of the Brijesh Patel-led governing council.
It’s anticipated that president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, each of whose “cooling off waiver” case is in Supreme Court docket will likely be attending the assembly as everlasting invitees together with treasurer Arun Dhumal and joint secretary Jayesh George.
“We’ve a gathering tomorrow however everyone seems to be awaiting the clearances from the Dwelling Ministry in addition to the Exterior Affairs Ministry for the match to be shifted to the UAE,” a senior BCCI official abreast with GC developments informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
It’s learnt that the destiny of VIVO, the Chinese language cell firm which pays Rs 440 crore for title sponsorship can even come up for dialogue.
An important facet would be the SOP that will likely be handed to the franchises for Monday’s dialogue the place they’ll increase their considerations.
The important thing factors on IPL agenda for Sunday’s assembly are as follows:
1) Approval of Minutes of earlier conferences
The approval of minutes of three earlier GC conferences.
2) Awaiting Authorities Approval
The BCCI is but to get necessary clearances from the Dwelling and Exterior Affairs Ministries earlier than they’ll set the ball rolling. Additionally it is understood {that a} formal approval from the UAE authorities can also be awaited which will likely be procured by Emirates Cricket Board.
3) Schedule, Period
The match will likely be both of 51 days ranging from September 19 or 53 days if the ultimate is pushed again to September 10, which provides broadcasters to money in on Diwali week.
4) Chinese language Sponsorship offers in IPL to remain for now
Vivo is the title sponsor whereas PayTM, Dream 11, BYJUs and Swiggy have Chinese language investments. As a result of prevailing rigidity between India and China, the matter will likely be up for dialogue. In all possibilities, VIVO will full the current contract which fetches BCCI Rs 440 crore a yr as getting a brand new sponsor within the eleventh hour is troublesome.
5) Commonplace Working Process
The SOP is round a 240-page doc that has been ready and will likely be shared with the franchises. It consists of all well being security associated measures together with the variety of COVID checks that will likely be carried out and the way the bio-bubble will likely be created.
There will likely be directives on Squad Energy (more likely to be capped at 40, together with gamers, assist workers and administration crew).
Whereas BCCI’s SOP will be upgraded by the franchises, they on no account can downgrade it.
It has been learnt that the BCCI will let franchises determine on whether or not they would permit households (wives, companions, kids) to journey with the gamers or not.
“The BCCI will solely negotiate with the accommodations and attempt to present them with low cost charges but it surely’s the franchise that should create the bubble as per SOP.”
6) WILL IPL GC members get to journey
Usually, the IPL Governing Council members journey to varied venues — whether or not India or overseas in the course of the match however there will likely be discussions as as to if in these instances with well being security being paramount, the members ought to be allowed to journey to look at the matches or not.
“There are just a few senior residents within the IPL GC and one must put a number of thought into whether or not travelling will likely be dangerous or not,” the official mentioned.
7) Alternative Participant
There will likely be dialogue on how you can procure alternative gamers in case gamers within the unique squad are unable to journey. Like South Africa’s borders are closed in the interim and the likes of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and AB de Villiers are essential for his or her respective franchises.
8) ACU actions
Presently, BCCI’s ACU unit has eight full-time officers however even then, they’d require extra workforce with every crew needing one integrity officer and in addition the accommodations the place the groups are staying have to be monitored as there could be different friends too.
“There’s a chance that BCCI can rent from ICC’s ACU crew and pay a payment for his or her providers,” the oficial additional acknowledged.
9) BCCI’s personal medical unit
There will likely be dialogue on whether or not BCCI may have their very own medical unit travelling or put together a crew of medical practitioners based mostly out of the United Arab Emirates.
10) Assembly with consultants who devised ECB’s bio-bubble
The BCCI brass can even be assembly the crew of consultants assigned by the England and Wales Cricket Board to create the bio-secure surroundings for the simply concluded collection towards West Indies together with upcoming one towards Pakistan and the continuing towards Eire.