COVID-19 was discovered in several players and staff members of IPL franchises. The BCCI, India’s cricket governing body, has agreed to delay the next IPL season indefinitely. The IPL 2021 will start from where it left off, with 29 out of 60 matches played so far. However, the question now is when will IPL 2021 resume. The BCCI is making every attempt to reschedule the league and millions of dollars are on the line.
When will IPL 2021 begains?
The BCCI is considering bringing back the IPL in September 2021. The Indian cricket team will face England in a five-match test series until September 15th. The 2021 T20 World Cup will take place between October 18 and November 15. So, in 2021, there will be a 33-day gap in which the Indian cricketing body will resurrect the IPL.
BCCI’s proposal was revealed to Cricbuzz by a franchise official. “The month of September is being considered. The England-India series would have ended by then, and the international players would be preparing for the T20 World Cup. “We’re looking through the little window,” says the narrator.
Brijesh Patel, Chairman of the IPL Governing Council, announced that the board will be looking for a window this year to restart IPL 2021. “Now we have to look for a window,” he said. If we have one, we’ll see what it’s like to wear it. In September, we’ll have to see if it’s feasible. We need to look at the ICC’s and other boards’ plans.”
Only if India’s COVID condition improves would the IPL restart in September 2021. The BCCI will also be concerned with bringing international players to India. Following the spread of the virus in the host country, several international players dropped out of the season. The 2021 T20 World Cup is also set to take place in India, but the UAE has been designated as a backup venue.
What comes next for Indian cricket now that the COVID crisis has placed the league on hold? Between the 18th and 22nd of June, India will play New Zealand in the ICC Test Championship final. The disease is unlikely to have an effect on the match, and the super match is supposed to go on as planned. After the Championship final, the limited-overs series between India and Sri Lanka, the India tour of Zimbabwe, and the Asia Cup would all meet the BCCI’s plans. However, it is unclear if the timetable will be followed exactly as scheduled.