Received government approvals for IPL in UAE, confirms Patel; says Vivo's substitute to be finalised by Aug 18
The IPL will be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 in three cities -- Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The eight teams were supposed to have a video conference with BCCI officials and IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel. But now, that is tentatively scheduled for Friday.
The IPL 2020 will be played in the UAE from September 19-November 10 and the tournament will run for 53 days.
The IPL this year has been shifted to the UAE because of the pandemic and will be held in three venues -- Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah -- from September 19 to November 10.
If Vivo enters into a tripartite agreement with another company provided BCCI gives its consent, then the chances of BCCI suffering losses may reduce.
IPL has also seen Chinese smartphone brands Oppo, Xiaomi, Realme and OnePlus taking up prime ad slots. They spend nearly Rs 500 crore annually.
Players to be tested every fifth day during IPL, seven-day quarantine for kin who breaches bio-bubble
During the first week in the UAE, the players and team officials will not be allowed to meet each other in the hotel and they can only do so after they test negative thrice.
Starc has stated he will prepare for the busy Australian summer when his teammates will take part in the cash-rich league.
The ECB has brought it to the notice of BCCI that franchises have been trying to book the facilities, as there are only three stadiums available.
The tournament will be played from September 19 - November 10 in the UAE and it will be held across three venues (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah).
IPL 2020 final on November 10, Chinese sponsors intact, COVID-19 replacements allowed: Governing Council
It would have been difficult to get new sponsors for the Board at a short notice given the current financially difficult climate.
The meeting will be held online and seven members of the Governing Council led by chairman Brijesh Patel will be in attendance. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly may join in as special invitee.
The tournament, forced out of the country due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic, will be held from September 19 to November 8.
The BCCI might need some more workforce considering that each team will have one dedicated 'Integrity Officer' as per rules.
Final earmarked for November 8, full schedule to be announced after getting clearance from government to hold league in UAE