At its forthcoming Special General Meeting on May 29, BCCI may finish the window to finish the rest of IPL 2021. As indicated by a report, the board is hoping to have the excess 31 matches in UAE in the September-October window after the finish of India’s visit through England not long from now.
India will begin its UK visit from June 18 when it plays New Zealand in the last of the ICC World Test Championship. A while later, the vacationers will take on England in a five-match Test arrangement beginning August 4.
According to TOI, The visit closes on September 14 leaving BCCI a reasonable window between September 15 to October 15 for the remaining matches of IPL 2021.
While BCCI hasn’t put a proper solicitation with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) yet, it’s been estimated that it might ask the hole between the second Test and the third Test between the two groups to be decreased from nine days to four which will give the Indian cricket load up more opportunity to work with.
“If that gap can be reduced to four, it will allow BCCI five extra days to make use of,” said by TOI as said by source.
“If we can have those extra days eked out from India-England schedule, then it adds to the window.”
“If not (able to reduce the gap) then within these 30 days, a full day will have to be set aside for the Indian team and the English cricketers to travel from the UK to the UAE, five days will have to be set aside for the knockouts later. That will leave the BCCI with 24 days to conclude 27 matches. This window has four weekends available, which means a total of eight Saturdays and Sundays for double-headers, that can accommodate 16 matches. That will leave the BCCI with 11 matches to be held in 19 days. That’s a week extra,” added by source as said by TOI.
BCCI likewise believes that the IPL will fill in as a ‘amazing stage’ for the warm up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup that India is relied upon to have from the second 50% of October 2021.