The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council will meet on August 2 via teleconferencing to discuss the plan and finalise the schedule for the IPL 2020.
A meeting with all the primary stakeholders including franchise, broadcasters and sponsors will follow the Governing Council meeting.
BCCI is planning to make minimal changes to the plan of how IPL is organised. As always, BCCI wants accommodation, hospitality and travel to be handled by the franchise. This year team will also have to arrange their medical team and the onus of testing will be on the franchises. BCCI will provide a central medical team with which teams medical team can coordinate.
IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel said, “In all these years of IPL, the responsibility of accommodation, hospitality, travel etc – during the IPL – has been of the team owners. Nothing is going to change this year. The only change will be in the SOPs with regards to COVID.”
As a full tournament has been organised there will be no change in revenue sharing. Also, there will be no change in the player policy and the franchises will be free to travel with extra players to avoid last-minute travels.
“Once we share what we do with the franchises, we know there will be questions. We need to be thoroughly prepared,” he added.