A day earlier than the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated that media wouldn’t be allowed in the cricket stadium resulting from strict well being security protocols in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
The order got here after BBCI issued match protection pointers on Friday (September 19). The pointers additionally acknowledged that there can be no press convention held earlier than the match and a digital media convention can be held in any case matches. However, it as allowed the media registrations for UAE media solely.
In an announcement, BCCI stated, ”The Dream 11 Indian Premier League 2020 is being held in a closed stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the well being and security protocol, media personnel is not going to be allowed contained in the stadium to cowl the match or to cowl the workforce’s observe session.”
The BCCI stated that it understands the extent of curiosity in the league and that’s the reason the association for the digital press convention after each match is made necessary. However, journalists registered with the BCCI will proceed to obtain press releases and common updates earlier than and after every match.
These press releases will include details about the method of becoming a member of a digital press convention after the match and sending inquiries to workforce representatives throughout match days. The BCCI may even present 35 pictures every match to those acknowledged media and can stay so all through the event.
According to the discharge, ‘the photograph needs to be used for editorial functions solely and credit score needs to be given to BCCI / IPL on every platform’.
The 2020 IPL is slated to happen from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE. The IPL was to initially start from March 29, however its postponement resulting from Covid pandemic got here as a jolt to many gamblers.