IPL 2020: After Relaxation in Rules by Abu Dhabi, Schedule to be Announced Soon - Report

In a latest development, BCCI and ECB have managed to obtain some waivers from Abu Dhabi authorities, which has paved way for the announcement of IPL 2020 schedule soon. According to Mirror, ECB have spoken to the concerned government, for relaxation in the 14-day quarantine requirement. The schedule might be released in the next few days, unless the BCCI wants to wait and watch on the developments in CSK camp.

IPL 2020: After Relaxation in Rules by Abu Dhabi, Schedule to be Announced Soon - Report

In a latest development, BCCI and ECB have managed to obtain some waivers from Abu Dhabi authorities, which has paved way for the announcement of IPL 2020 schedule soon. According to Mirror, ECB have spoken to the concerned government, for relaxation in the 14-day quarantine requirement. The schedule might be released in the next few days, unless the BCCI wants to wait and watch on the developments in CSK camp.

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"We have obtained all necessary permissions for the IPL matches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The teams can travel and they need not be quarantined. Of course, those coming from outside may have to undergo quarantine but those who are already there need not worry over the travel," an ECB official told Mirror.

The focus point here would be whether the BCCI wants CSK to play the first match or not, or postpone their matches by a week. According to the rules, last year's runners-up are to be up against the champion side, in the opening match of the tournament. Meanwhile, CSK have said that they are ready to play the first game.

"That is a BCCI decision. The Covid cases in our teams are mostly among the social-media handlers. We will be ready to play the first game if asked," said KS Viswanathan, the CEO of the franchise. "We have been told that the schedule will be out in the first week (of September), we are expecting the dates to be out in the next few days."

While there has been news doing the rounds, that the BCCI does not want spectators for entire IPL.

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"We have no information on the change of format or any such thing. The BCCI has not communicated to us. As for the crowd, the BCCI wants matches held behind closed doors and we believe it will be that way," the ECB official said.



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