The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday decided to retain all sponsors, including Chinese mobile company Vivo, and approved an unlimited number of players to replace Kovid-19 in the tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates this year. .
The IPL Governing Council (GC) decided on Sunday in a ‘virtual’ meeting that the tournament would be played from September 19 to November 10. A member of the IPL GC said on condition of anonymity, “I can only say that all our sponsors are with us.” Hope you understand.
Chinese sponsorship became a big issue in June after a confrontation between the Indian and Chinese military in eastern Ladakh. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) then promised to review the deal. In another major decision, the IPL GC also approved the women’s IPL.
Due to increasing cases of Kovid-19, the IPL has to be forced out of India and due to the critical health security related circumstances around the world, Kovid-19 will be allowed to change players which will be unlimited.
The IPL GC member said, “We hope to get the necessary approvals from the Ministry of Home Affairs and External Affairs within a week. The final will be played on November 10 as it will be included in the week of Diwali and it will be a fascinating opportunity for broadcasters.
There will be no change in the sponsor contract, whose information was given on Saturday. Given the current financial difficult circumstances, it will be difficult to find a new sponsor for the board in such a short time. It is expected that the team will have 24 players for the eight franchises according to the playing members. “The standard operating procedure is still being prepared but any number of changes will be possible due to Kovid-19 this year,” he said.
“Also, BCCI has received a presentation from the Dubai group to set up medical facilities in the UAE.” The BCCI is also in talks with the Tata group to create a ‘bio-bubble’ (bio-safe environment). ”