The Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 is being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Owing to the health and safety concerns, media personnel will not have access to the stadium to cover the games or team practice sessions.
Additionally, this year, owing to the circumstances, there will be no new media registrations barring the UAE media.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recognizes the high interest in the league and will facilitate virtual post-match press conferences after each match to the media.
Media currently registered with the BCCI will continue to receive press releases and regular updates before and after every match. These press releases will contain details on procedures to join the virtual post-match press conferences and methods to send in questions for the team representatives during match-days.
Apart from a link to download the audio and video of the press conferences, the press conference video will also be distributed through Asian News International (ANI).
BCCI will also provide accredited media with 35 images per match, an increase from earlier years, throughout the tournament. The images must be used for editorial purposes and be credited with BCCI/IPL on every platform.
Access to these images will be through IPL’s official photography website. The media is requested to use their existing login credentials to get access to the images during the tournament.