BCCI keen on conducting remainder of IPL 2021 in September: Reports

Notably, IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely earlier this month after several cases of COVID-19 emerged inside bio-secure bubbles.
Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 21 May 2021 6:15 pm

Although the Coronavirus pandemic has trigged a rather uncertain time, life has found a way to move amid the new normal. Even the sporting fraternity which remains one of the worst hit has managed to successfully organise a few events and are looking to recover the massive losses they have to incur over the course of the last year and a half. Amid such a scenario, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking keen on conducting the remaining IPL 2021 matches.

Notably, IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely earlier this month after several cases of COVID-19 emerged inside bio-secure bubbles. And now the richest cricket body is looking at ways to get the remaining matches done and dusted so as not to bear a huge loss. Although one thing seems almost certain, the remaining fixtures may not happen in India.

UAE the preferred venue for remaining games

In a video uploaded by Sports Today, it is being claimed that the only possible window for IPL games to happen is the middle of September. It adds that it is the United Arab Emirates, which looks like the preferred choice for the Indian cricket board to conduct the remaining matches. But there are various kinds of operational hurdles that the Indian board might have to overcome in order to have the remaining matches in UAE.

Earlier, IPL 2020 was also successfully hosted at the same venue and that should give the cricketers as well as the organisers confidence of a smooth show, in case other arrangements are taken care of by the host board.

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