The Indian Premier League is set to resume its 14th edition from September 19, which was earlier suspended in the month of May. The BCCI had a lot many aspects to look after to finalize the dates for the second leg of IPL, given the busy international calendar in the September-October window. One big obstacle was the Caribbean Premier League, which was scheduled to end by September 19. In that case CPL-bound IPL players were likely to miss the tournament owing to the overlapping dates. However, in BCCI’s Special General Meeting that took place on 29 May, 2021, the Board decided to request Cricket West Indies to prepone the CPL by a few days to avoid a conflicting overlap. As per sources, BCCI had put in a request to Cricket West Indies to prepone CPL by 7-10 days.
Good news for IPL, CPL agrees to advances dates
In what has come as good news for IPL, Cricket West Indies has agreed to advance the dates for CPL following BCCI’s plea to change dates to avoid overlapping with IPL. “CWI is doing our best to help facilitate a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without a conflicting overlap,” said Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt. As a result, CPL will now take place from August 25 to September 15, allowing IPL to resume from September 19. Originally, the Caribbean Premier League was scheduled to take place from August 28 to September 19.
The remainder of IPL 2021 will be played between September 19 and October 15 in UAE, BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla confirmed on Wednesday.