New Delhi / Kolkata: The much-awaited and much-delayed IPL4-13 schedule will be announced on Friday, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has finally clarified. It was delayed due to various obstacles, but all was resolved by Thursday. Ganguly said it would be announced on Friday as it is in the final stages. It has been announced that the three stadiums in the UAE will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from September 16 to November 10. Issues related to restraint rules, interstate traffic restrictions, Kovid-18 regulations, and protocols have been resolved. The last issue was whether some members of the Chennai Super Kings (CS4K) would play in the opening match as they came in positive. CS8K is preparing to start training as soon as the positive players are in control and others come in negative. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The first leg matches will be announced only on Friday in Dubai and Sharjah.
ICC umpire Amang for IPL4
NEW DELHI / BENGALURU: The BCCI wanted to recruit more ICC elite panel umpires in the IPL this time due to the Kovid-16 epidemic, but most of them have been found to be insane. Elite panel umpires are more available, especially as international matches are limited. But due to the situation in Covida 6-18, they prefer to stay away from the IPL. This is because their earnings have not been affected by the ICC agreement. Each year, the BCCI appoints four elite panel umpires for the IPL. This time around, they are reluctant to come, even though they want more. Kumar Dharmasena, for example, has humbly refused. He avoided saying that Sri Lanka was busy with cricket. New Zealand’s Chris Gaffani, England’s Richard Elingworth and Michael Goff and India’s newly-appointed Nitin Menon have all agreed. The names of India’s international umpires Anil Chowdhury, C. Samsuddin, Birendra Sharma, Ken Padmanabhan and S. Ravi are prominent. Others are on the list of TV umpires. The BCCI, however, hopes that this will be a great opportunity for Indian umpires who have been criticized in the past.