The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to transfer the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to the UAE in view of the status of Kovid-19 in India.
The announcement was made by BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla on Saturday, news agency ANI reported.
The IPL matches are expected to resume temporarily on 18 or 19 September, with 10 double-headers to be played over a three-week window.
The final can be held on 9 or 10 October. The three-week window would be enough to complete the remaining 31 games for the season, a win-win scenario for all primary stakeholders including BCCI, franchisees and broadcasters.
“The BCCI has spoken to all stakeholders and a possible start could be between 18 September and 20 September. Since 18 September is Saturday and 19 Sunday, more likely you would like to resume it on the weekend date.” “An official was previously quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.
“Similarly, October 9 or 10 will be the final because it is the weekend. We are finalizing the itinerary and there will be 10 double headers and seven evening matches with four main games (two qualifiers, an eliminator and a final), which will be Will be completed. List of 31 matches, “the official said.
The Indian team’s last Test match against England is scheduled to end in Manchester on 14 September and the next day, the entire team (except Hanuma Vihari and Abhimanyu Easwaran) will be flown to UAE on a chartered flight for “bubble to bubble”. Transfer.
“The Indian team and the English players who will be available will fly from Manchester to Dubai in a single charter flight. Similarly, West Indies players will also fly after completing the Caribbean Premier League engagements. There will be quarantine for three days. Players coming from the UK and the Caribbean, ”the source said.