BCCI confirms that UAE will host the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 which earlier postponed owing to the spike in COVID19 cases.
UAE host IPL 2021
Earlier ECB denies the request from BCCI to cut short the England Test series to stage the remaining IPL 2021 season matches in England.
The remainder of the IPL 2021 season is to be held in the UAE in September-October. pic.twitter.com/MOyfKSEUT9
— ICC (@ICC) May 29, 2021
BCCI to conduct remaining matches of VIVO IPL in UAE
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year.
The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL.
The BCCI SGM further authorized the Office Bearers to seek an extension of time from the ICC to take an appropriate call on the hosting of ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
The Emirates has already successfully hosted the IPL twice – once in 2014 and the other during the pandemic in 2020 and the teams, players, support staff, administrators and broadcasters are familiar with the protocols and procedures.
It also gives the BCCI no headaches with respect to weather with dry conditions prevailing in September-October which may not be the case in England where rain may play spoilsport.
In the previous version of the cash-rich tournament which is hosted by the UAE the four-time champions, Mumbai Indians lift the trophy in UAE.
While MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings created an unwanted history by not qualifying for the play-off for the first time in IPL history.
Fans consider the exclusion of Suresh Raina as the main reason for the CSK’s failure in the IPL 2020. While Suresh Raina confirms that he took this decision in order to be with his family and owing to some personal reasons.