A few days ago, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at its special general meeting formally decided that the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 would be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
BCCI also announced that the remaining matches of IPL 2021 will be played in September and October. Considering the monsoon in India In those months, the board decided to hold the rest of the IPL matches in the UAE.
And these decisions were taken through a special general meeting (SGM), and the members there unanimously agreed to resume the IPL.
Since then, IPL fans have been eagerly waiting to watch the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 in the UAE. Finally, the patience of the IPL fans came to an end.
According to a report, BCCI is set to restart the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates from September 19. This means all matches that were postponed in the 2021 IPL due to the COVID-19 epidemic will be resumed from September 19 in UAE.
The first of the incomplete matches will start on September 19 and the final will be on October 15.
On April 9 the 2021 Indian Premier League begins with a match between MUMBAI INDIANS and ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE. Just then, the second wave of the COVID-19 virus spread rapidly throughout India. As a result, the coronavirus quickly enters the bio-bubbles of cricketers.
Some cricketers, along with support staff, were then infected with a deadly virus that forced the organizers to suspend the tournament in the midway. On May 4, BCCI officially postponed the remaining 31 matches of the 2021 IPL.
A BCCI official, in an interview with ANI, said that in the recent meeting between the BCCI and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has been good, the Indian board is confident that the rest of the IPL will be played successfully in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
“The discussions went really well and with ECB already giving us the oral nod to host the event ahead of the BCCI SGM, it was about closing the deal over the last week. The first game after the season resumes will be held on September 19 while we will have the final on October 15. The BCCI was always keen on a 25-day window to finish the remaining matches,” the official said.
It was heard a few days ago that a number of famous foreign players will not fly to the UAE to play the remaining matches of the upcoming IPL. Talking about this, the BCCI official said, conversations are going on and the Indian board expects positive results.
“The discussions have started and we are keeping fingers crossed that the foreign players will be mostly available. If a couple of them do not manage to turn up, we shall then decide on the future course of action. But keeping fingers crossed for now and hoping to have an action-packed end to the 14th edition in UAE,” the official said.