The BCCI brass is exploring the choice of utilizing the complete window of Indian Premier League by pushing the ultimate again to October 15 with a view to scale back the variety of double headers within the UAE’s searing September warmth.
As PTI had first reported, the match will begin on Sunday, September 19 and whereas the ultimate was tentatively deliberate for October 10, the BCCI in addition to the Emirates Cricket Board are mulling stretching the profitable T20 occasion until October 15.
“September 15 to October 15 is the window. Initially, BCCI was pondering of getting 10 double headers. However, in third and fourth week of September, having 10 afternoon matches will be bodily exhausting for participant in such quick window,” a BCCI supply advised PTI on the situation of anonymity.
“So if October 15, which is a Friday is zeroed in on, it is principally begin of weekend in India and in DUbai, it is a vacation which can permit followers to come back in and revel in a high-profile recreation of cricket. It serves twin function.
Additionally, the variety of double headers may very well be decreased to 5 – 6, as an alternative of 10,” the supply stated.
Presently, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, performing CEO Hemang Amin, treasurer Arun Dhumal, joint secretary Jayesh George and IPL chairman Brijesh Patel are within the UAE to finalise the preparations.
Secretary Jay Shah is again in India after a sequence of conferences with the Emirates Cricket Board officers and a recce of the venues.
The Indian group’s final Take a look at in England is in Manchester and if it goes the gap, then it would end on September 14. The subsequent day, the Indian contingent of IPL gamers might be flown by way of a constitution flight from Manchester to Dubai.
They could must bear a three-day onerous quarantine within the UAE however that may very well be waived off since they are going to be getting into from the UK bio-bubble.