IPL 2021: BCCI confirms its intention to organize the remaining season from September to October in the United Arab Emirates
Posted On July 3, 2021
The Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) has suspended the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) indefinitely after staging just 29 matches due to the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases among players and support staff through franchises in India.
It is assumed that at today’s special general meeting, BCCI confirms the plan for the widow to complete the remaining 31 games of IPL 2021. After the reports are to be confirmed, the Indian board of directors can host the tournament after the Indian tour to England in September-October. . Team India will travel to England in the first week of June for the inaugural World Trials Championship final against New Zealand, followed by a five-game trial series against England .
BCCI has a plan ready to conduct IPL in UAE
The BCCI can also apply to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to reduce the gap between the second and third test from nine days to four days. The narrowing of the gap between test matches will give BCCI a bit more time to airlift Indian and English players from the UK to the UAE for the IPL. Otherwise, within those 30 days a full day should be set aside for the Indian team and English cricketers to travel from the UK to the UAE, five days should be set aside for direct eliminations later. This will give the BCCI 24 days to conclude 27 matches. This window has four weekends available, which means a total of eight Saturdays and Sundays for the double-heads, accommodating 16 games. That will leave BCCI with 11 games to go in 19 days. It’s one more week, “revealed a source quoted by The Times of India.
The BCCI in its press release, chose not to point the finger at the COVID-19 crisis, believing that the heavy rains normally observed in September would not allow the IPL to be hosted in the country (India). The tournament is set to start on September 18-19 and end on October 10 in a three-week window between the conclusion of the India-England test series and the T20 World Cup.