The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on August 2 for finalising the complete schedule of the upcoming season. The meeting will also include the necessary arrangements to be done ahead of the tournament taking place in the UAE from September 18.
This development takes place after the Sports Ministry gave a green flag to the BCCI for going ahead with the IPL 2020. As per the sources, the Indian Sports Ministry sent a proper mandated clearance via a letter to the BCCI. Only then IPL Governing Council got the go-ahead nod for the meeting.
“We are having the governing council meeting on 2nd of August and major issues related to the league will be discussed in this meeting,” a BCCI insider told ANI.
Even Emirates Cricket Board on Monday confirmed receiving the letter of intent from the BCCI on hosting the tournament and once the final fixtures are finalised, the ECB will start preparing for the cash-rich league.
The meeting will also involve all the stakeholders and clear all kinds of concerns raised by the franchises and sponsors of the tournament.
“Everything will be discussed with all stakeholders as of now can’t comment more but can say that this meeting will give more clarity on the tournament. There are few issues raised by franchises which we will discuss with them and look for a way forward,” the source added.
The IPL will be played under the standard arrangements which will include bio-bubble training facilities, proper stay and travel of the players. The tournament will start from September 19 while the finals will be played on November 8.