BCCI SGM: IPL dates, T20 World Cup, home season up for dialogue


The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) goals to lock the window for the rest of the Indian Premier League in its Particular Normal Assembly on Saturday.

The officers may also talk about the upcoming cricket season amid the prevailing pandemic in India. 

The BCCI desires to formally finalise the IPL dates throughout the September 15-October 15 window. The event is more likely to start both on September 18 or 19 and conclude by October 10. There will likely be at the least 10 double-headers to make sure the league finishes on time because the franchises might want to launch the worldwide cricketers for the T20 World Cup.

There are issues over the provision of abroad gamers. 

England cricketers is not going to be allowed for the IPL because it clashes with worldwide assignments, stated Ashley Giles, Cricket Director, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

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The franchises have already sought readability on the provision of Australian and New Zealand gamers. And the Board insiders declare the BCCI prime brass is in common dialog with the abroad boards to work out a plan.

“There could possibly be discussions on the bubble-to-bubble transfers and different protocols. Total, the thought is to formally resolve on the venue and the date for the IPL and in addition talk about a factor or two in regards to the T20 World Cup,” a Board insider identified.

T20 World Cup venues

The T20 World Cup begins October 18. The BCCI intends to host the event at residence, despite the fact that UAE appears to be the front-runner. 

Sources within the Board have confirmed that through the Worldwide Cricket Council’s assembly on June 1, the BCCI is more likely to request the worldwide physique to attend for some time earlier than taking a name.

“We’re monitoring the COVID-19 state of affairs, and the T20 World Cup continues to be 5 months away, so it could be smart if the ICC takes a remaining name on the venue slightly nearer to the event,” a Board official stated.

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The BCCI had shortlisted 9 venues for the worldwide occasion. As a result of COVID state of affairs in India, it’s even open to internet hosting the event within the Mumbai-Pune-Ahmedabad zone to scale back journey. Mumbai has three worldwide stadiums. Pune’s MCA Stadium has been used for worldwide video games, whereas the Narendra Modi Stadium might host the ultimate part. “It includes lots of components, however we have now to have a plan. In the end, the ICC has to take a name,” the Board official stated.

The ICC had earlier indicated that the UAE – which has three worldwide stadiums throughout Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah – could possibly be used as an choice for the T20 World Cup if issues didn’t enhance in India.

If the mega occasion occurs within the UAE, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see how the ICC manages the grounds after a high-voltage IPL. There’s a risk that the world physique might ask the Emirates Cricket Board and the BCCI at hand over at the least two of the three grounds for the T20 World Cup.

Compensation to gamers

In its Apex Council assembly in April, the Board deliberate to begin the home season in September-October with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, adopted by the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Ranji Trophy. However the IPL, slotted for September-October, will postpone home cricket plans.

Final season, about 700 home gamers suffered financially after the cancellation of Ranji Trophy. And in its Annual Normal Assembly in December, the Board had proposed compensation. However up to now, nothing has materialised.

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Though there isn’t a point out of the compensation bit within the agenda, state models anticipate readability on the matter. There could possibly be casual discussions. “We additionally wish to know whether or not we can have a full season this time. In order that we are able to plan accordingly,” a state unit secretary stated.

Worldwide assignments

India was presupposed to play white-ball sequence towards South Africa and New Zealand forward of the T20 World Cup, however now with the IPL clashing, these tournaments are more likely to be postponed. 

The proposed two-match Check sequence towards New Zealand could possibly be adjusted later.

Though the assembly will likely be a digital one, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly will be a part of from Mumbai.