IPL 2021: Franchises sweat over hotel accommodation as league clashes with Dubai Expo, Sports News
With the remainder of the 2021 IPL EXPECTED in the UAE, franchises are currently concerned with securing housing. The second half of the tournament, scheduled for September 19 to October 15, will face Dubai Expo, which starts on October 1.
Due to demand, franchises are also mindful of rising hotel booking costs. BCCI has also suffered a huge setback as it has yet to give IPL franchises the green sign to venture into the UAE and complete their coordinations due to a restriction on departures from India to the United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates.
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Speaking to ANI, an official at the IPL establishment said they hoped to make the arrangements through virtual meetings.
“We have yet to get the green light from BCCI and this is understandable given the COVID-19 situation. What we understand is that we will get clarification from the board of directors on the plan to come around July 15. After that we might be free to travel. “
“But looking at how the COVID-19 situation is always changing, we might consider video calls to complete reservations. We need to keep in mind the Dubai Expo and how difficult it might be to get rooms in bulk every day. day is passing, “the official said.
Franchises have also expressed reservations about the bio-bubble, believing people will be heading to the UAE from all over the world because of the Dubai Expo.
“We have the Dubai Expo starting October 1. Getting hotel rooms isolated from the rest of the hotel guests can be a real challenge. It is not the same as last time because the numbers of tourists coming to UAE is the last time was minimal compared to what is expected for Expo. The sooner we can close the deal the better because once we have locked the rooms we have to play the game. bubble that must be foolproof, ”added the manager.
It will be intriguing to see how the BCCI creates a safe bio-bubble after gaining extreme reactions for a breach during the first half of the 2021 IPL.