The BCCI is attempting to persuade Cricket West Indies to move the commencement of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) forward by a week or ten days in order to facilitate a smooth bubble-to-bubble movement of players in time for the IPL’s return to the UAE in September. The BCCI on Saturday confirmed the lucrative Indian Premier League’s comeback in the UAE at the middle of September, after it was suspended midway through its 14th season because to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The CPL 2021 is expected to begin on August 28, with the final on September 19, while the rest of the IPL is expected to run from September 18 to October 10, giving the players little time to acclimatise in.
“Cricket West Indies is in discussion with us. We are hopeful that completing the CPL a few days ahead of schedule would aid in the bubble-to-bubble movement of all players to Dubai and the completion of the statutory three-day quarantine “On Sunday, a BCCI source with knowledge of the situation informed PTI.
If the BCCI and CWI fail to reach an agreement on dates, several of the most important players may miss the opening few games or maybe the whole IPL.
Mumbai Indians’ five-time IPL-winning influential all-rounder Kieron Pollard, swashbuckling Chris Gayle, seasoned all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran, Fabien Allen, Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine, and Trinidad and Tobago coach Brendon McCullum, who is also the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, are among the big names involved in both T20 league
The CPL will be in its ninth season, and it will include some of the game’s best names from across the world.
The BCCI’s SGM on Saturday authorised the IPL’s return, less than a month after the competition was stopped due to COVID-19 instances in its bio-bubble.