IPL 2021: This season of IPL (Indian Premier League) was postponed midway due to Corona epidemic. Now the Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Rajeev Shukla informed that the remaining matches will be held in the UAE. Today, on Saturday 29 May, a special general meeting of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) was held. In this meeting, there was discussion about organizing the remaining matches of IPL and hosting the T20 World Cup. During the IPL, which started in the midst of the second wave of the Corona epidemic, a bio-bubble shield was made to protect the players from infection. However, despite this, the IPL was postponed on 4 May due to some people getting infected.
It was decided in the meeting that in September-October, the availability of foreign players for IPL matches will be discussed with the boards of their country. However, the remaining matches of the IPL can be held without the players who will not be available. For the T20 World Cup, it was decided that the Indian board would seek additional time in a meeting with the ICC on June 1. It is now less than five months to organize the T20 World Cup.
BCCI SGM: Board to speak to foreign boards on player availability for IPL, to seek time for T20 WC call
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 29, 2021
Remaining 31 matches to be played in 25 days
Due to the Corona epidemic, the IPL being held in the country was postponed, due to which 31 matches could not be held. Now news agency ANI has received news quoting sources that the remaining matches of the 14th season of IPL will be held in UAE in 25 days. That is, when these matches will start, all matches will be organized within 25 days. The source said that talks are on with the Emirates Cricket Board and they are excited to have matches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The source said that now talks are going on only regarding the availability of players. Players of Australia will be available for IPL but nothing can be said about the availability of players from England and New Zealand.
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Decision soon on hosting T20 World Cup
The source told ANI that the Indian Cricket Board may seek time from the ICC till the end of June till the beginning of July regarding the T20 World Cup. Right now less than four and a half months are left for organizing the World Cup and the board is confident that by then the conditions arising out of Corona will become normal. The BCCI may ask for some time for the final decision regarding its hosting.