When members of the Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) meet on Sunday, it will be updated on the status of the government approval required to host the T20 League in the United Arab Emirates, in addition to the flower-proof standard for health security The operational process will be discussed and in relation to the Chinese sponsors.
The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) is set to hold the IPL in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it has been learned that the 10-point agenda of the governing council headed by Brijesh Patel tops the government’s approval.
It is expected that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jai Shah (both in the case of ‘cooling off’ exemption in the Supreme Court) will attend the meeting along with Treasurer Arun Dhumal and Joint Secretary Jayesh George as permanent invitees.
A top BCCI official, who is aware of the Governing Council (GC), told news agency PTI on the condition of anonymity, “We have a meeting tomorrow but everyone is asking the Ministry of Home Affairs and External Affairs to have the tournament held in the UAE and is waiting for the green signal.
It is learned that there will also be a discussion on the future of the agreement with China’s mobile company ‘Vivo’ which gives Rs 440 crore for the title sponsorship. The most important aspect of all this will be the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), which will be handed over to the franchisees for discussion on Monday in which they can raise questions related to their concerns.