IPL 2021 News: The 2021 Indian Premier League was played on April 9 with the match between Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. Just then, the second wave of the COVID-19 virus spread rapidly across India.
Cricketers did not get rid of this virus even if they are in the impenetrable bio-bubbles. Suppor-staff as well as some cricketers then began to be infected by this deadly virus. As a result, the organizers were forced to postpone the tournament midway through despite 29 matches being played. And on May 4, the BCCI officially suspended the remaining 31 matches of the 2021 IPL.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played in UAE:
A few weeks ago, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its special general meeting formally decided that the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The BCCI has also said that the remaining matches of IPL 2021 will be held in September and October.
According to a report, the BCCI is set to re-start the 2021 Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates from September 19.
IPL 2021 News about the participation of foreign players:
It was heard a few days ago that due to the change in the date of the Indian Premier League, many foreign players will not be able to participate in the remaining IPL for international duty.
Players from Australia and England will probably not take part in the UAE IPL 2021. Also, there are reports about the participation of KIWI players that they may miss in IPL 2021 as well.
However, Cricket Australia has not made any official statement about the participation of Australian players in the UAE in the IPL.
A few days ago, the ECB’s (England and Wales Cricket Board) director of men’s cricket, Ashley Giles, said that they would not send England players to the IPL. Also, wicketkeeper-batsman of Rajasthan Royals; Jose Butler has said that he may not play in the second half of the 2021 IPL.
Meanwhile, due to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in September and October, it was also heard that the West Indies player may not be able to take part in the rest of the IPL to be held in Rao UAE.
The BCCI then requests the West Indies Cricket Board to go to the CPL a few days in advance so that the West Indies and other foreign players can take part in the rest of the Indian Premier League.
However the good news is that, the West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to arrange the CPL in few days advance.
New Zealand Cricketers Will Be Available to play rest of the IPL 2021:
A total of six New Zealand players, including Trent Bolt, Ken Williamson, Kyle Jamieson and Lockie Ferguson, are part of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to a report, New Zealand’s contracted players must play in the remaining matches of VIVO IPL 2021.
“We are much relieved now. BCCI are in talks with English and Australian boards to come to a consensus regarding this. Given April and May are earmarked for the IPL, they are right to raise their own objections but we are now confirmed to witness New Zealand players in action,” the franchise official told Cricket.com.
This is definitely good news for the team and the fans. Also if all the Blackcaps players are present they will be able to fill the gaps of the missing English and Australian players.