The IPL Governing Council will meet today to finalize the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the schedule of the T20 League to be held in the UAE. Although, the Indian government has not given any approval regarding the organization of the league outside the country, but the chairman of the council, Brijesh Patel, said that the approval will be given soon. The main discussions of this meeting include the selection of stadiums in UAE, whether the fans will be allowed or not and the practice camp of the Indian squad.
Franchisees will decide the training schedule only after getting SOP:
The Governing Council can share SOPs with the franchisees. Chennai Super Kings wants to go to UAE by 12 August. The rest of the teams also want to organize a month-long camp to prepare for the IPL. A franchise official told that we hope that we will get SOP in the meeting. After that, we will decide the training schedule and dates.
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 conducted for 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 also their wives or girlfriends and franchise owners must follow the BioSecure Protocol.
Franchisee will decide whether player’s wife or girlfriend will go to UAE:
The franchisee will decide whether the player’s wives or girlfriends will go to UAE with the players. The BCCI will not interfere in this matter, but the BCCI has made it clear that the BioSecure Protocol will be applicable to all. Then even if the team bus driver is there, he will not be able to get out of the BioSecure bubble.