Sourav Ganguly posted an image on Instagram, sporting a masks and face defend earlier than boarding the flight.© Instagram
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday left for Dubai to supervise preparations for a bio-secure IPL starting on September 19. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Tremendous Kings within the opening match of the T20 occasion, which has been moved to the UAE because of the rising COVID-19 instances in India. “My first flight in 6 months to dubai for IPL…loopy life modifications,” Ganguly posted on his Instagram deal with with an image through which he’s sporting a masks and face defend, a part of the Customary Working Process whereas flying amid the pandemic.
The BCCI was capable of create a window for the IPL following the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled for October-November.
The Board would have confronted a income lack of Rs 4000 crore if the match, which often takes place in April-Could, had not received the go forward.
IPL chairman Brijesh Patel is among the many different key officers who’re already in Dubai.
The match, regardless of its strict well being security measures, has already endured situations of contingent members testing optimistic for the dreaded virus.
Chennai Tremendous Kings has been the worst affected with 13 of its members, together with two gamers, in quarantine after testing optimistic.
Followers won’t be allowed inside stadiums when the league begins however some crowd is perhaps authorised within the later levels of the match after a overview of the COVID-19 state of affairs. The occasion can be performed at three venues — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
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