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BCCI shares detailed plan for IPL 2020 in UAE

  • Jul 29, 2020
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council will meet over the weekend in a conference call, followed by a meeting with key stakeholders: franchisees, broadcasters, and central sponsors.The meetings will chart out the "final plan" for the tournament, which will take place in the UAE from September 19.This comes after reported on concerns raised by the dealership about the arrangements being made for the 13th edition of the IPL. "In all these years of the IPL, the responsibility for accommodation, hospitality, travel, etc., during the IPL, was with the owners of the team. Nothing will change this year. The only change will be in the POEs regarding COVID "President Brijesh Patel said, also confirming the dates for the Meetings.BCCI decided to share its plans with UAE on MondayBio-secure bubble: Strict protocols being put in place. Each franchise agency will create its own bubble in which the team only interacts with the limited number of people in its ecosystem or assigned to them by the BCCI. A similar bubble will be created for employees of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, broadcasters, etc. Only through pre-designated coordinators will anyone be allowed to interact with people outside of their bubble.Revenue pools: Since the 60 IPL matches were played in 51 days, there will be no change in the distribution of the CBI's central income group.Gate money: If IPL were not to happen, franchises would not have sought any income. Letting go of gate money, the board says, is "pittance".Travel & accommodation: The franchise must specify its own travel and residence arrangements in the United Arab Emirates. Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will coordinate with UAE authorities to guarantee "discounted hotel rates" and share them with concessions. Thereafter, the franchise would have the right to compromise on the options available to BCCI or to make its own arrangements. The franchise will take its players to the Emirates and vice versa, as is the case during the IPL in India each year.Medical assistance: Franchises will organize their own medical teams and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a central medical team. Once the players and support staff arrive in the UAE, the burden of proof will fall on the dealer, who in turn will coordinate with the BCCI medical team 24/7. The medical team of each franchise will remain with their teams in the security bubble.Player replacement & loaning: There will be no change in player policy and franchises will be free to travel with additional players to avoid last-minute travel.The Board and the Board are working in fine detail to prepare a draft of these policies to be discussed at Saturday's meeting and then shared with the concessions. "Once we share what we do with the benefits, we know there will be questions. We need to be fully prepared," says Patel.Source: Times of IndiaAlso Read:Brijesh Patel: IPL 2020 will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates

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IPL during Covid: no fans, 4 tests in two weeks for players

  • Jul 30, 2020
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These are some of the major rules in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) prepared by the Indian Cricket board which will be sent to IPL franchise soon for the T20 Championship expected in the UAE from September to November.There will be no fans in the stadium, at least initially, commentators will be six feet apart, the least crowded shelters, no more than 15 players in the locker room, post-match prize shows for social distancing rules, and four COVID tests in two weeks for all players.These are some of the major rules in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) prepared by the Indian Cricket Board which will be sent to IPL franchise soon for the T20 Championship expected in the UAE from September to November.While awaiting government approval to transfer IPL-13 to the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates Cricket Council confirmed its interest in hosting the event after receiving a request from BCCI.Speaking to a news agency, an official at the BCCI said that not only players in the field, including their wives and friends (WAGs), and franchises, should follow the rules of "bio-bubble" would be determined."Once they enter the bio-bubble, no one can break it and join it again," the official said."The BCCI will not decide whether WAGs and family members can travel with the players, we leave it to franchises. The official said, but we have established a protocol in which not everyone, including the team's bus drivers, can leave the bio-bubble. The standard operating procedures for the franchises will be issued as soon as we meet." With the next week. If you have a complaint, you can return to the meeting and we will discuss it."SOP also states that each player will undergo four Covid tests within two weeks before the tournament starts. Two tests will be performed in India before departure and two during quarantine in the UAE.The SOP was prepared according to the rules laid down by the Cricket board of England and Wales for a series of tests against the West Indies.In the past, players representing India joined IPL teams separately, but this relaxation was not allowed this time. They will have to enter a bio-bubble with the rest of their team members.With most perks with teams of 20 or more players, along with a large number of support staff, some key SOP guidelines relate to housing. Teams will not be allowed to change hotels once they are appointed.BCCI has already asked concession holders to sort out the hotel's logistics and arrangements, although the council will help get discounts during reservations. It is known that only negative sellers enter hotels, changing rooms, and other designated areas.The BBCI will also provide standard operating procedures to broadcasters and officials.Given that the Covid curve is expected to crush the UAE by then, the official said there is a possibility that fans could watch the live event from the stands since September. But BCCI does not risk. "We don't want to take a risk. At least during the first part of the tournament, the matches will be played behind closed doors," the official said.According to Gulf News, the United Arab Emirates announced 375 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the number of state cases to 59,921, with 53,202 cases recovered.Also Read: BCCI shares detailed plan for IPL 2020 in UAE

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UEFA Champions League: FC Porto stun Juventus to advance to the Quarter-Finals on away goals

  • Mar 10, 2021
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UEFA Champions League Live: Juventus FC vs Porto: After a head-to-head match, the 10-man Porto advanced to the next round of the UEFA Champions League despite losing 3-2 at Allianz Stadium.After beating Lazio 2 goals, Pirlo made 3 changes to the starting line-up. Leonardo Bonucci entered the defense to replace Bernadcci, Arthur replaced the suspended Danilo, and Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen before Dejan Kulusevski.Porto stuns Juventus: visitors take the initiativeIt took the Portuguese team just 19 minutes to top the lead in the draw. It was Corona who pushed the ball to Marija's right side, who quickly directed it at Taremi.Tarimi protected him from a Demiral who caught him from behind trying to catch the ball, but the referee, after consulting with the VAR, pointed the point in the 17th minute. It was Sergio Oliveira who placed the penalty kick in the lower-left corner to send it. Chase the wrong way in the 19th minute.Juventus vs Porto: Federico Chiesa's magic gives Juventus a tie and the main goalThe teams entered the first half and Juventus lost in the second half. However, it didn't take long in the second half to find the equalizer when Federico Chiesa hit a sudden forehand past Marchesen in the upper right corner.Within his two goals with an advanced goal for the Italian national team. In the grand scheme of things, Juventus equalized in the 63rd minute when Cuadrado moved one meter of space to the right side of the field to direct a dramatic cross to the far post.It was Kiza who got the ball header. The video assistant referee confirmed the Italian player's exit and stopping the goal.Juventus x Porto: The match went into extra timePorto score the equalizerRabiot sarcastically dropped Diaz for a yellow card and took a silly free-kick. It was Sergio Oliveira who completed his brace by finishing a low free-kick under the wall. Szczesny managed to get it but couldn't help himself as Porto scored his second away goal in the 115th minute.Juventus' counterattackIt only took another two minutes for Andrea Pirlo's men to lead the game. They were still losing their equalizing goals, but Adrien Rabiot rose high in the center of the area to header past Marchesen in the upper left corner.Porto fired a possible penalty in the 120th minute, but the VAR referee denied this.FC Porto is advancing in the Champions League quarter-finals.Also Read: FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP 2020-21

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IPL 2021: Pandya brothers Kunal and Hardik join Mumbai Indian camp in Abu Dhabi

  • Aug 26, 2021
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Krunal and Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians joined the team camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the second phase Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians will begin the second phase of 2021 IPL campaign against the Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on September 19. The five-time champion is currently fourth in the table with eight points, including four wins and three losses in seven matches. Sharing a picture of Pandya brothers on social media, the Mumbai Indian wrote, "Humare Pandya brothers aa gaye (Our Pandya brothers have arrived)." Mumbai Indians also shared a video of the brothers arriving at the team's hotel to join the franchise and were seen sending flying kisses in front of the camera. The franchise also posted a reaction video of the two brothers partnering with the Mumbai Indians in the UAE. "Yes, we have good memories from last time. We were the champions. So, I guess that's that. The second phase will now begin and let's make it three in a row," said Krunal. "Very nice. We are feeling great. We know that it will be the same routine which we had last time. We look forward to a great season and hope to win. Not hope. We will get the third, and the World Cup," said Hardik. Hardik Pandya had a poor performance in the first half of the 2021 IPL in India. He has only had 52 runs in seven games, averaging just 8.66 with a strike of 118.18 and has not thrown a single ball. Krunal Pandya scored 100 runs in seven games, averaging 16.66 with a strike rate of 131.57. He picked three wickets with a economy rate of 7.52.Alao Read- India vs England: Wounds of 2014 hurt Virat Kohli again