- MoCA and DCGA permitted BCCI to deploy drones for a live aerial view of matches in the upcoming Indian Cricket Season.
- Joint Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation granted permission to promote commercial usage of drones.
- The BCCI before using the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) needs to attain clearances from various Government organizations.
- BCCI needs to ensure that professional and experienced personnel will operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).
BCCI earned permission to use drones for a live aerial view of the cricket matches for the upcoming Cricket Season in India. The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation granted permission for the usage of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) during cricket matches.
The Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Amber Dubey stated, “The drone ecosystem is evolving rapidly in our country. Its utilization is expanding from agriculture, mining, healthcare, and disaster management to sports and entertainment. The granting of this permission is in line with the objectives of the Government of India to promote the commercial use of drones in the country.”
Conditions and Limitations have been marked for the usage of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) like BCCI needs to get clearance from Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs, Air Defense Clearance from Indian Air Force, and others. BCCI needs to ascertain that experienced personnel will operate the drone, RPAS will be maintained, permission from DCGA and MoA is obtained for aerial photography.
The RPAS will not be allowed to operate in the vicinity of the airport, no items should be dropped or discharged while the RPAS is hovering or in the sky. BCCI would require to take responsibility for the safety and security of public properties and report DCGA if any incident occurs.