Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has urged cricket boards around the world to avoid scheduling international matches during the Indian Premier League (IPL), which he describes as the “biggest display in town.”
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has urged cricket boards around the world to avoid scheduling international matches during the Indian Premier League (IPL), which he describes as the “biggest display in town.” While many current English players say that playing in the IPL has helped them greatly, Pietersen has “simply” proposed that the cricket boards schedule no matches when the cash-rich league is in session.
“The @IPL is the biggest show in town, and cricket boards must understand this. DURING THIS TIME, DO NOT SCHEDULE ANY Foreign GAMES. ” Pietersen sent out a tweet.
Cricket boards need to realise that the @IPL is the biggest show in town.— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 2, 2021
DO NOT schedule ANY international games whilst it’s on.
V v v simple!
The IPL 2021 season will begin in Chennai on April 9 with a high-octane match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Despite the fact that Pakistan and South Africa are still at odds, Pietersen may have hinted at New Zealand’s upcoming tour of England, which will most likely coincide with the IPL playoffs.
England will play New Zealand in a two-match Test series beginning June 2, while the IPL final will take place on May 30.
In March, England all-rounder Sam Curran said he would be available for the New Zealand series if CSK failed to qualify for the IPL playoffs.
During the league stage of the IPL, each team will play at four different venues. Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru will each host 10 league matches, while Ahmedabad and Delhi will each host 8 matches.
The fact that all matches will be played at neutral venues, with no team playing at their home venue, is one of the highlights of this edition of the IPL. During the league level, all teams will compete at four of the six venues.