Whereas the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are working time beyond regulation as they enter the final stage of planning to take the 13th version of the league to the UAE, there have been a couple of questions raised on whether or not the required clearance has been bought from the Indian authorities. And the Indian board is optimistic of getting the whole go-ahead within the coming week.
Talking to IANS, a BCCI official mentioned that whereas the Sports activities Ministry has already given the go-ahead, the board is hopeful that the Exterior Affairs Ministry and the Residence Ministry may also give the go-ahead quickly. The official reiterated that there can be no hiccups and the Indian cricket board will abide by all of the rules put in place by the federal government within the battle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The BCCI has acquired clearance from the Sports activities Ministry and we’re hopeful of a constructive response from the opposite departments fairly quickly as effectively. There have been some noises from sure quarters as they need to see the board fail in efficiently conducting the IPL this yr, however they’re mainly solely making an attempt to create confusion among the many cricket loving individuals within the nation.
“Let me guarantee you that the BCCI is dedicated in the direction of organising a protected and clear IPL and are assured that it’ll give the required enhance to the sports activities sector in these occasions. We’re additionally extraordinarily grateful to the federal government for his or her assist and understanding. In actual fact, they’ve been guiding us proper by this era and we’d additionally need to thank Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju,” the official mentioned.
IPL franchises are additionally assured that the federal government will give the required permission to take the event to UAE because the IPL will additional enhance the morale of the individuals of India who’ve needed to face a troublesome time combating the pandemic.
“See, you’ll at all times have individuals round you who will have a look at the negatives. However what you can not neglect is the form of assist the IPL provides the Indian home construction. We’re assured that the BCCI will get the required permission to take the event to UAE as a result of on the finish of the day all of us need the grins to return on the faces of the Indian individuals. Many are ready to see the likes of M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma take the sector after so many months. All protocols will probably be adopted and security of the gamers will probably be a precedence,” one of many officers of an IPL franchise mentioned.