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IPL 2020 – No cheerleaders, no opening ceremony and no stadium access for media

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The IPL 2020 will lastly be performed after a delay of six months with Mumbai Indians taking up the Chennai Tremendous Kings on the Sheikh Abu Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 19. Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians, the four-time IPL champions will sq. off in opposition to MS Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings who’ve gained the title 3 times. Nonetheless, the IPL will likely be performed within the ‘new regular’ amidst a strict bio-bubble.

These has resulted in a number of modifications. In response to the data from the BCCI, there will likely be no opening ceremony in IPL 2020 and because of the social distancing norms, there will likely be no cheerleaders as properly within the UAE. The IPL 2019 opening ceremony was cancelled even in 2019 because of the terror assault on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama which killed over 40 soliders. Nonetheless, there will likely be no stadium entry to the media.

In a press release issued by the BCCI, it mentioned, “Owing to the well being and security considerations, media personnel won’t have entry to the stadium to cowl the video games or group follow periods. Moreover, this yr, owing to the circumstances, there will likely be no new media registrations barring the UAE media. The BCCI recognises the excessive curiosity within the league and can facilitate digital post-match press conferences after every match to the media. These press releases will include particulars on procedures to affix the digital post-match press conferences and strategies to ship in questions for the group representatives throughout match-days.”

New regular

The groups have tailored to the bio-bubble surroundings ever since they arrived within the UAE. Six groups are put up in Dubai and so they embrace Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Chennai Tremendous Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are in Abu Dhabi.

There will likely be no interplay with any outdoors components in the course of the group’s keep within the UAE. All of the gamers from Australia and England have additionally arrived, with the gamers arriving in Dubai being in quarantine for simply 36 hours whereas these going to Abu Dhabi must keep in quarantine for not less than six extra days.

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