The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly , Secretary Jai Shah and senior officials have reached the UAE. Now there he will plan to get the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 from the Emirates Board. Last year also all the matches of IPL 2020 were successfully and safely played in the bio bubble hosted by UAE. Now this time also the board has confirmed that the IPL will be shifted to the UAE.
UAE arrived BCCI officer
Top officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India flew to the UAE on Monday. According to cricket website ESPN-Cricinfo report, Jai Shah was accompanied by Board Treasurer Arun Dhumal, IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel, Jayesh George (BCCI Joint Secretary), Hemang Amin (BCCI Interim Chief Executive Officer) and Dheeraj Malhotra (BCCI General Manager of Operations and Tournament Director of T20 World Cup) has also visited Dubai. All these officials are expected to discuss the preparations for IPL 2021.
Big issues will be discussed
After the special general meeting on Saturday, the BCCI had announced that the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 will be played in the UAE only. Now officials led by Sourav Ganguly have reached the UAE to organize the tournament and discuss the issues related to it.
1- In a meeting with Emirates Cricket officials, BCCI officials will discuss with the UAE government the permission for organizing the tournament. The board does not anticipate any problem in this.
2- For organizing the tournament, discussions will also be held on preparing bio-bubbles for all eight teams from quarantine for players coming from different countries at all three venues – Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. After which SOP will be prepared.
3- Vaccination of players joining the tournament will have to be discussed.
4- The board can also discuss about the T20 World Cup event because there is a doubt about the event of the MAGA event in India.