UAE to Host the Remaining Matches of IPL 2021: BCCI Confirmed
The rest of the postponed 14th IPL is being played ahead of India’s ‘to be held’ T20 World Cup. However, the rest of the postponed IPL 14 remaining matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates as UAE to host the remaining matches of IPL 2021. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the information in a press release on Saturday (May 29).
The BCCI has said that the rest of the postponed IPL will be held in September-October this year. The rest of the matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates as it is not possible on home soil due to Corona.
It was almost certain that the rest of the IPL, which was postponed due to Corona, was going to the UAE. The rest was just a formal announcement. This time it also ended.
The BCCI held a special meeting on Saturday (May 29) to discuss the T20 World Cup and the postponed IPL. The BCCI, headed by Sourav Ganguly, had earlier announced this.
After the meeting, the BCCI said in a press release that it has been decided to host the remaining matches of the IPL in September-October in the UAE. After the Test series in England in September, Indian cricketers will travel to the UAE to play in the IPL.
Although the notification spoke in September-October, the BCCI did not announce the final schedule. In addition, the IPL series in September-October has led to the suspension of the T20 series against South Africa and New Zealand at home.
Meanwhile, India is scheduled to host the Twenty20 World Cup in October this year. But before that, India needs to ensure coronavirus free or player protection. Otherwise, the World Cup may go to the United Arab Emirates.
However, the BCCI said India would apply to the ICC for an extension of time to host the T20 World Cup-2022. Which was decided at the board meeting on Saturday.