The remaining matches of IPL can start in UAE
The BCCI is set to conduct the remaining matches of IPL 2021 in the UAE after the England tour. The current season of the IPL was postponed after 29 matches and 31 matches are yet to be held. The 14th season of the IPL has to be postponed following the intrusion of the corona virus into the bio bubble.
On May 29, a decision can be taken on the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021.
In the BCCI special AGM to be held on May 29, a decision can be taken on the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021. The board can finalize the window to complete IPL 2021. According to a report, after the England tour ends, the board wants to host the remaining matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September-October. India will begin their England tour from June 18. Where they have to play the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand. After this, a series of five Test matches will be played between India and England from August 4.
Team India’s tour of England ends on 14 September
Team India’s tour of England will end on 14 September and the BCCI will get a month’s time between 15 September and 15 October before the T20 World Cup. However, the BCCI has not yet made a formal request to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). But it is being said that the BCCI can ask the difference between the two teams to reduce the difference between the second Test and the third Test from nine days to four days. This will give BCCI more time for IPL.
“If the time between the two Test matches is not reduced, then in these 30 days, the Indian team and English cricketers will have to spend a whole day apart to bring the UAE from the UK. Also, five days have to be set aside for the knockout phase. With this, the BCCI will have only 24 days to complete 27 matches. There are eight Saturdays and Sundays in this window. Which means that the weekend can have 16 matches through double headers. After this, the BCCI will have to conduct only 11 matches in 19 days. There is an extra week here. ”
IPL 2020 was also played in the UAE itself.
The BCCI also feels that the IPL 2021 will serve as the right platform for the ICC T20 World Cup practice. India is expected to host the T20 World Cup in October-November this year. If the situation does not improve in India, then the World Cup can also be held in the UAE. The IPL 2020 was also played in the UAE due to the Corona epidemic.