The BCCI is prone to hand over a complete Standing Working Process (SOP) to the eight franchises for the upcoming IPL within the UAE however there are just a few urgent questions that every one the stakeholders want to determine within the coming days.
Whereas it’s anticipated that many of the franchises shall be beginning to ship their recce groups to the UAE to take a look at the amenities in addition to what sort of bio-secure environments that may be created.
A few of the franchises have questions which in all probability BCCI might want to reply of their SOPs.
Concerning gamers’ households
It is a tough challenge that can completely rely upon what BCCI states in its SOPs. A senior franchise official mentioned that will probably be “prison” to maintain gamers away from their companions and households for 2 months and that too in a sanitised setting the place there shall be least social contact in the course of the course of the event.
“Throughout regular occasions, the wives and girlfriends, at occasions households be part of the gamers throughout a specified time however this can be a fully completely different situation. If households journey, can they be confined to rooms with out having the ability to transfer round usually?” an official requested.
“There shall be gamers who’ve youngsters aged between three to five and the way do you retain them in a room for 2 months,” he added.
Will smaller boutique inns or resorts work higher?
Whereas high cricket groups are used to staying in five-star amenities however it’s a troublesome proposition to simply lease out a number of 5 star inns only for the workforce the place different guests will not be allowed.
A senior BCCI official, who was an integral a part of 2014 IPL in Dubai, feels that within the desert metropolis, even three-star boutique inns are pretty much as good as 5 star and there are resorts that are simpler to be rented out fully.
“Look each franchise will not be capable of match as much as say Mumbai Indians, who will undoubtedly have the most effective set-up in these making an attempt occasions. They’ve personal jets, may even take docs from their tremendous speciality hospital, lease out a five-star lodge. Others want to take a look at what”s finest for them. Could also be a seaside resort,” the official mentioned.
He gave a logic of getting resorts with separate cottages which nullifies the specter of centralised air con, as there may be probability of an infection spreading via AC ducts.
Crew Bus driver and native safety officer
Usually at any venue, the BCCI (on international excursions liaising with host Board) and, on this case, the franchises in co-ordination with the Emirates Cricket Board shall be hiring native transport, together with luxurious bus which carries the workforce to stadiums.
Usually, the locals who drive the bus depart for dwelling after the day’s work however on this case, they could should be requested to remain within the bio-secure setting for 2 months.
“If on daily basis, they’ll go dwelling, they’re uncovered to outdoors setting and it’s a must to negate the chance to minimal,” a high franchise official mentioned.
Ditto for the native safety personnel who shall be deployed on and off the sector for the groups. A variety of franchises would ideally need them to be accommodated in inns.
Catering workers at grounds serving gamers
Will there be a separate bio-bubble for the catering workers who usually serve the gamers in the course of the break? They could be examined on daily basis identical to the drivers and safety officers and so they may also be included within the bio-secure setting.