Kevin Pietersen, a former England captain, wants the remaining matches of this year’s postponed Indian Premier League to be played in the United Kingdom rather than the United Arab Emirates in September. The IPL should be moved to the United Kingdom, according to Pietersen, since there is a window in September, only after England hosts India in a five-match Test series that ends on September 14. “I’ve heard the UAE mentioned as a potential location to finish the IPL in September, but I believe the IPL should be moved to the United Kingdom.”
“After the England vs. India Test series, there is a window in September. All of the best Indian players will already be there, as would all of the best English players “In a Betway column, Pietersen said.
The 40-year-old right-hander, who was also England’s captain for a short time, said September’s conditions would be perfect for hosting cricket matches in England.
“The most stunning season in the UK is from mid-to-late September. Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, and the two London stadiums could all be used. There’s also a strong possibility that the grounds will be open to the public and that there will be fantastic atmospheres “Pietersen penned an essay.
“The IPL has been to the UAE and South Africa, and I believe England is now the ideal location for the remaining matches.”
After four English counties — Middlesex, Surrey, Warwickshire, and Lancashire — showed interest in hosting the remaining 31 games of the IPL, which was delayed after several players and support personnel tested positive for COVID, Pietersen made the comment.