BIG UPDATE: IPL 2021 UAE leg likely to welcome crowds

The remainder of IPL 2021 is likely to be held from September 19 to October 10.

Vaidehi Singh Editor

Updated - 31 May 2021 11:23 pm

Just days ago when the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) announced to host the remainder of IPL 2021 in UAE, there have been continuous progress on the program. On the day of announcement, the board members reportedly reached out to Cricket West Indies requesting them to conclude the Caribbean Premier League 2021 a week or 10 days before its scheduled time of September 19. However, it has been confirmed that the much-awaited IPL 2021 will take place this year in the September-October window, before the start of the T20 World Cup, scheduled later this year.

Sourav Ganguly & Jay Shah to leave for UAE, likely to welcome crowds in IPL 2021

The BCCI board members, including president Sourav Ganguly, are reportedly set to leave for UAE for further preparations to complete the postponed IPL 2021. According to reports, the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League will host crowd, but under some conditions stated by the UAE government.

“The vaccinated fans can be allowed up to 50 per cent of the (stadium) capacity,” a UAE board official said as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The board members, including BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal, vice-president Rajeev Shukla and joint-secretary Jayesh George have reportedly arrived in UAE on Monday (May 31) in order to finalise the logistical and operational issues ahead of taking out the schedule for the remainder of the tournament.