The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has zeroed in on the date for the resumption of the IPL 2021 which can be held within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The primary game on resumption is getting to be played on September 19 while the final is getting to be hosted on October 15 — the day India is getting to be celebrating Dussehra this year.
The IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely with immediate effect on May 4 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Speaking to ANI, a BCCI official within the know of developments of the recent meetings between the BCCI and thus, therefore, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) said the discussions went well and thus the Indian board is confident that the remaining IPL games are becoming to be held successfully in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi.
“The discussions went alright and with ECB already giving us the oral nod to host the event before the BCCI SGM, it had been about closing the deal over the last week. The primary game after the season resumes are getting to be persisted September 19 while we’ll have the final on October 15. The BCCI was always keen on a 25-day window to finish the remaining matches,” the official said.
Asked about things with regards to the supply of the foreign players, the official said talks are on and thus the Indian board expects positive outcomes.
“The discussions have started which we are keeping fingers crossed that the foreign players are becoming to be mostly available. If a couple of of them don’t manage to means up, we shall then choose the top of the day course of action. But keeping fingers crossed for now and hoping to possess an action-packed end to the 14th edition in UAE,” the official said.
In fact, franchises also are confident that the BCCI will engage in positive discussions with the foreign boards and make players available for the remaining games.
“What we were made conscious of after the BCCI SGM is that the board are becoming to be chatting with the foreign boards and check on the supply of the foreign cricketers. We are confident that the BCCI will find the only possible solution and honestly, it is a matter of the BCCI officials chatting with the respective board officials, so we should always always always wait to concentrate from the board on this.
“Yes, if we do find yourself missing sort of the foreign stars, that’s a neighborhood which may need some attention when it involves picking replacements because the foreign players also are integral to the teams. Team balance can choose a toss, so keeping fingers crossed thereon one,” the franchise official said.