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How BCCI is planning to make IPL 2020 a success

Plan's ReadyAFP
Plan's Ready
IPL is scheduled to be held from September 19 to November 8 in the UAE. The governing council of the Indian Premier League is likely to meet on August 2 to give a final shape to the schedule and discuss other arrangements for the eagerly-awaited event. Meanwhile, BCCI has shared its plan for IPL 2020 with Times of India.
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Corona bubbles
Given the coronavirus crisis, BCCI has given a lot of emphasis on social distancing. As per the TOI report, there is a plan to create a bubble of teams, administrative staffs and even broadcasters. Nobody will be allowed to interact with individuals outside their individual bubble except through pre-appointed coordinators, claimed the report.
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A little less income
Considering 60 matches being played in 51 days, the cricket board will also not change the distribution of the central revenue pool which primarily consists of media rights, title sponsorship and other central sponsors. However, teams will have to forgo the gate money.
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On your own
As per the report, franchises will have to figure out their own travel arrangements and accommodation in UAE. BCCI will though coordinate with UAE authorities to help franchises get discounts on hotel rates. Teams will be on their own to fly players to and from the UAE. Teams will have to arrange for their own medical teams also. As per BCCI, the onus of testing players will be on franchises.
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No change in player policy
There is no change in player policy as such and teams will be free to take extra players to avoid last-minute travels. This will also help franchises considering quarantine issues and covid testing norms.


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