BCCI is planning to host remainder of IPL 2021 from September 15 to October 15 in UAE :
It is speculated that BCCI can take final decision regarding the widow to complete remainder of IPL 2021 in the Special General Meeting that is scheduled on May 29.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India took the decision of suspension of the Indian Premier League 2021 after hosting just 29 matches due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the bio bubble.
It is a big challenge for BCCI to find a window for the conduction of the remainder of 14th tournament of IPL.
India as well as other teams have completely packed international schedule and thus it becomes very difficult for Board of Control for Cricket in India to make suitable space for 14th tournament of IPL.
It is speculated that, BCCI can take decision regarding completion of the remaining 31 matches of 14th tournament of IPL.
As per reports, BCCI can host remainder of 14th tournament of IPL after India’s tour of England in the window from 15, September2021 to 15 October 2021.
Team India will go to England for the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship that is going to be held against New Zealand in the first week of June. Ahead of that five-match Test series will be held against England.
The Test series will be concluded on 14, September 2021 and team India is not free before the ICC T20 World Cup, which is going to be held in India in October and November.
BCCI is now hoping to conduct remainder of 14th tournament of IPL in the September-October window in the United Arab Emirates.
BCCI can also ask England and Wales Cricket Board to change the gap between the second Test and third Test and reduce it to four days from 9 days. If this gap is reduced, BCCI can get some extra time as Indian and England players need some time to travel from the UK to UAE for the remainder of 14th tournament IPL.
BCCI is having a backup plan if ECB do not agree to finish the Test series between India and England a little earlier.
“If not (able to reduce the gap) then within these 30 days, a full day will have to be set aside for the Indian team and the English cricketers to travel from the UK to the UAE, five days will have to be set aside for the knockouts later. That will leave the BCCI with 24 days to conclude 27 matches. This window has four weekends available, which means a total of eight Saturdays and Sundays for double-headers, that can accommodate 16 matches. That will leave the BCCI with 11 matches to be held in 19 days. That’s a week extra,” a source revealed as quoted by Times of India.