IPL 2021: BCCI To Resume Remaining Matches In UAE
BCCI to conduct remainder of IPL 2021 in UAE in September-October
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to hold the remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL. The announcement was made by BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Saturday. The BCCI will hold the remaining season in the September/October window.
The league was suspended indefinitely in early May after many players tested positive for Covid-19.
The news was shared by news agency ANI on Twitter,
IPL has been moved to UAE for this season: Vice-President BCCI Rajeev Shukla to ANI pic.twitter.com/wqEukw6KGP
— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2021
As reported by sources to DNA, “There have been talks with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and they are happy to host the remaining IPL in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi like last time. The BCCI will now speak to the foreign boards to decide on the availability of the foreign players. While the Australian players may be available, there are some questions over the availability of the England and New Zealand players, we will see how that works out. We are looking at a 25-day window and that is on.”
the BCCI will be proposing to the International Cricket Council to give the board time until the end of June. This is to take a decision over the T20 World Cup, which is currently scheduled to take place in India later this year.