The second half of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is all set to commence on September 19 in the UAE, if reports are to be believed. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and IPL Governing Council unanimously decided to halt the tournament considering the safety of the players in mind.
The decision came after a couple of bio-bubble breaches with cricketers and support staffs testing COVID19 positive. Ever since the tournament came to a premature halt, speculations have been going around when and where will BCCI host the remainder of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 to restart from Septmeber 19
As things look now, the competition will run from September 19 to October 10. The remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 will be split into 10 double headers, 7 single headers, and 4 playoffs, which will be fit into the 21-day window the BCCI hopes to create before the ICC T20 World Cup.
“There is tremendous intent from all stakeholders to complete the IPL, boards are being spoken to. Franchise owners, CEOs have confirmed this news to us. BCCI officials have confirmed off the record,” sports journalist Boria Majumdar said in his YouTube show for Sports Today.
As per the report, the players will undergo a bubble to bubble transfer after the England tour, and quarantine in UAE for three days. The report added that the Caribbean Premier League, supposed to be held from August 28 to September 19, will be readjusted.
Owners of Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders being the same, they are expected to play a major role in the negotiations. The BCCI will request for the CPL to be finished four-five days in advance, around the same time India tour of England ends. The players involved in CPL too will undergo a bubble to bubble transfer to Dubai.
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