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IPL 2020: Franchises await answers as Governing Council gears up for Sunday meet

Confirmation of the tournament and schedule:



While there have been talks here and there about the BCCI requesting the government for permission on the hosting of the league in the UAE and getting the necessary approvals, some of the franchises are still waiting for the final clearance before getting done with the visa and necessary travel plans. Also, on and off, there have been talks about an extension in the window of the league.

"We are yet to get the final word on the tournament which will then see us get our visas done. We need to understand that at this point in time which is the category under which we shall apply for visas. This is something that the BCCI will have to guide us with," an official of a franchise said.

Another official said that there have been quite a few reports in the media about an extension of dates. "While we initially read that Patel had confirmed the September 19-November 8 window, there have been talks of having the final on November 10. So, we do need a final clarity along with an idea on the days we are getting between matches and which are the venues we are playing at," the official explained.https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket/ipl-2020-franchises-await-answers-as-governing-council-gears-up-for-sunday-meet-638812



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