Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly leaves for Dubai on Wednesday to supervise preparations for a bio-secure IPL, starting from September 19.
The massive tournament has been moved to UAE due to the current pandemic situation in India. Chennai Super Kings will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 2020.
BCCI president posted a picture on his Instagram handle in which he is wearing a mask and face shield while flying amid the pandemic. There he wrote a caption
“My first flight in 6 months to Dubai for IPL…crazy life changes.”
BCCI had postponed the IPL 2020 which generally is played in between April-May.
The Board would have suffered a great loss of Rs 4000 crore if the tournament had not played.
Now the T20 event is going to take place in UAE. All the safety measure are being taken to ensure the safety of all the members, including staff.
Even after all the safety precautions, Chennai Super Kings’ 13 contingent members tested positive for COVID-19. But the good news is that now they all have tested negative after a week.
Due to the rising COVID-19 cases, fans will not be allowed inside stadium when the tournament starts.
The event will be played at three venues – Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.