The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to conduct the remainder of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the September-October window in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Emirates Cricket Board has now given assurances to the BCCI and agreed to make flexible provisions for the IPL rescheduling. Notably, IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely after multiple COVID-19 cases emerged inside the bio-secure bubbles.
According to reports, the most celebrated T20 league is set to make a comeback as BCCI has closed down on UAE as the venue where the previous edition of the tournament was conducted successfully.
Roughly a week’s gap between IPL 2021 final and T20 World Cup: Reports
Multiple media report claims that the tournament is expected to restart around September 16-20 and finish on October 9-10. There will roughly be a week’s gap between the IPL final and the start of the upcoming T20 World Cup which currently is dated to begin on October 18. Meanwhile, while the forthcoming T20 World Cup is currently slated to be held in India, chances are that it may also happen in the UAE, given the Coronavirus situation in the South Asian country.
Before the T20 World Cup, ICC will have to take over the stadiums ten days before the start of the competition so that they can prepare for branding and other related activities on the ground. BCCI will be looking to plan the schedule in such a way that the final stages of IPL matches are held in one venue and other venues can be handed over to the ICC, in case the T20 World Cup is moved to the UAE. IPL matches will be most likely played in multiple double-headers to finish the remaining matches quickly.