IPL 2020 : TATA group offers to create ‘Bio-Secure Bubble’ for IPL 2020

The dates, venue for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is all announced by the BCCI. Now it is time to deliver safe, secure and Covid19 proof 13th edition of the IPL. For the same, BCCI has received an offer for a helping hand in form of Tata Medical and Diagnostics. The TATA Group’s medical arm, working on Covid-19 safety services in the middle of an unrelenting pandemic, has offered its expertise and assistance to the BCCI to create an end to end BIO BUBBLE solution for the league. 

During the IPL GC meeting on Sunday evening, TATA Medical officials gave a presentation to the board on “a holistic, state-of the-art integrated Bridgital technology based, end-to-end, Covid safety services solution and enable the league to set the gold standard”, according to a report by TOI. 
“Yes, we were given presentation by Tata group. IPL GC members are extremely impressed with the pitch. Final calls will be taken before the end of this week”, informed IPL GC Chairman Brijesh Patel after the meeting on Sunday. 
It is also worth noting that another Tata group company, TATA MOTORS is already associated with the IPL as a central sponsor. 
IPL 2020 : What has TATA medical proposed for IPL 2020 ?
The TATA Medical and Diagnostics team has proposed that their teams in UAE and India will partner with and work alongside BCCI, franchises, the IPL event management team and Emirates Cricket Board, for end-to-end COVID safety management.

The group has recommended a holistic program. The solution will combine all elements of testing, technology, and expert insights, to create an integrated safety solution that covers the entire event and all the participants and stakeholders of IPL 2020. 

According to the report, TATAS say the solution levers and their intensity will be based on an understanding of the inherent criticality and risk levels and the usage of various zones at the venues that can be categorized into various criticality groups: 

i) Platinum: e.g. Players and coaches; 

ii) Gold: e.g., TV broadcast crew; 

iii) Silver: e.g., Match day entertainers. 

IPL 2020 : Standard Operating Procedures for franchises and Broadcasters
Though the IPL GC is ready with the SOP’s for the IPL 2020 but still it has not been handed over to the franchises and broadcasters. The IPL GC will assess the proposal of Tata Medical over the next 2-3 days. If the proposal is accepted, BCCI’s will incorporate all the suggestions from the company in the SOP’s Docket and post that it will be handed over to everyone concerned.