The IPL has been made possible by the ICC’s decision to postpone the October-November T20 World Cup in Australia owing to the COVID-19 pandemic due to which the host country expressed its inability to conduct the event.
The eagerly-awaited Indian Premier League will begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the final slated on November 8, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel advised PTI on Friday.
While the event’s Governing Council will meet subsequent week to chalk out the closing small print and approve the schedule, it is understood that the BCCI has informally intimated the franchises about the plan.
“The GC will meet shortly but we have finalized the schedule. It will run from September 19 to November eight We count on the authority’s approval to come through. It is a full 51-day IPL,” Patel proved the development after PTI reported the dates on Thursday.
The IPL has been made viable by way of the ICC’s selection to delay the October-November T20 World Cup in Australia owing to the COVID-19 pandemic due to which the host country expressed its inability to habits the event.
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Patel stated that the Standard Operating Procedure to fight the COVID-19 threat is being prepared and the BCCI will formally write to the Emirates Cricket Board.
“We are making the SOP and it will be geared up in a few days. To enable crowd or no longer relies upon on the UAE government. Anyway, social distancing has to be maintained. We have left it for their government to decide on that. Will additionally be writing to the UAE board formally,” Patel said.
There are three grounds on hand in the UAE — Dubai International Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) and the Sharjah ground.
It is learned that the BCCI will be renting the grounds of the ICC Academy for the coaching of the teams.
The ICC Academy has two full-sized cricket grounds alongside with 38 turf pitches, 6 indoor pitches, a 5700 square foot outdoor conditioning location alongside with physiotherapy and medication center.
As per the modern fitness protocol in Dubai, there is no need to be in quarantine if humans are carrying a terrible COVID-19 check report, however, if they are not, they will have to endure a test.
While there was a hypothesis that the IPL will begin from September 26, the BCCI determined to enhance it by a week in order to ensure that the Indian team’s tour of Australia is no longer jeopardized.
“The Indian group will have an obligatory quarantine of 14 days as per the Australian authorities rules. A prolong would have sent the plans haywire,” a BCCI legit stated on stipulations of anonymity.
“The pleasant phase is that 51 days is now not at all a curtailed duration and broadcasters will be pleased with full seven-week window,” he added.
While the authentic schedule had five double-headers, Patel stated the new one will characteristic round 12 double-headers which capacity two suits each on each Saturdays and Sundays.
The Indians are set to play a four-match Test sequence towards Australia beginning December three in Brisbane after the IPL.
It is expected that with every and each and every group wanting at least a month’s time to train, the IPL franchises will be leaving base by August 20 which gives them precisely 4 weeks time to prepare.
The cash-rich tournament was once originally scheduled to start at the stop of March however the COVID-19 pandemic and the journey restrictions that had been put in place to contain the virus, led to an indefinite postponement.
However, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had continually maintained that the tournament will be held sometime this year.