The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is expected to begin on September 19, with the 14th edition’s final on October 15. The following matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will begin on September 19, with the 14th edition’s final scheduled for October 15. Due to an increase in the number of coronavirus infections inside the IPL’s bio-bubble, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has halted IPL 2021. Due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in India, the board decided to move the remaining matches to the UAE after much deliberation.
A BCCI official confirmed to ANI that the competition will resume on September 19, with the final set for October 15.
“The talks went incredibly well, and with the ECB already giving us the go-ahead to hold the event ahead of the BCCI SGM, it was just a matter of finalising the deal in the last week. After the season restarts, the first game will be on September 19, followed by the final on October 15. The BCCI have long advocated for a 25-day timeframe to complete the remaining matches “According to the official,
With the majority of the international players returning home and a busy schedule ahead, it remains to be seen how many international players will be available for the remaining fixtures.
When questioned about the availability of foreign players, the official said the Indian board is keeping its fingers crossed and that conversations are in the works.
“The conversations have begun, and we are crossing our fingers that the majority of the international players will be accessible. If a few of them fail to show up, we’ll have to make a decision on what to do next. But, for the time being, fingers crossed for a thrilling conclusion to the 14th edition in the United Arab Emirates “According to the official,
The official went on to say that the international players are an important component of the competition, and finding substitutes for them would be difficult if they did not show up.
“Yes, if we do wind up losing any of the international stars, it is an area that will require some consideration when it comes to replacing them, since international players are as important to the teams. Team balance is a toss-up, so I’m crossing my fingers on that one “According to the franchise official.