IPL GC Meeting: From bio-secure bubble to travel and accommodation will be discussed on August 02

Written by Vipin Darwade

The much-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council meeting has reportedly been scheduled to take place on August 02 where the plan regarding the 13th edition of the T20 league will be finalised. A lot is to be discussed at the meeting which will be attended by the top bosses of Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Governing Council members and the franchises.

On Monday, the BCCI shared its detailed plan for the meeting with the Times of India. It is as follows:

Individual bio-secure bubble for each franchise: Just like we saw in the England vs West Indies Test series where the teams were allowed to interact only with its own players, every franchise in the IPL will have its own bio-secure bubble. A similar bubble would be in place for the BCCI, IMG staff, broadcasters etc. No interaction with people outside the bubble will bee allowed.

Revenue Pool: The BCCI has decided against altering the central revenue pool, keeping in mind that the 60 matches will be played in the full 51-day window.

Gate Money: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament will be played in empty stadiums which means that there will be little to no revenue from gate receipts.

Travel and accommodation arrangements by franchises: The BCCI will be central to all the plans but the travel and accommodation arrangements for the players will be done by their respective franchises.

Medical assistance: Franchises will be expected to arrange for their own medical times while the BCCI will have one central medical team. Be it testing for the virus or other medical situations, the franchises will be responsible for handling all of these needs of their players round the clock. The medical teams will stay with the players in the bubble.

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