The BCCI has chosen to arrange staying 31 matches of the fourteenth season of IPL in the UAE. The competition must be deferred after 29 matches following various COVID cases inside the well maintained bio-bubble conditions.
Prior, it was accounted for that the board is taking a gander at the three-week window from September 18/19 to October 10 to complete the season.
The choice was taken at the Special General Meeting (SGM) hung on May 29. Appropriately, a BCCI designation including President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah arrived at the UAE to finish every one of the discussions with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).
Notwithstanding, Jagran has now detailed that the Indian board is intending to extend the IPL 2021 season till October 18.
This is being done to decrease the quantity of doubleheaders as players will endure in the limit warmth of the UAE during the evening matches. BCCI is in conversation with the necessary authorities for the equivalent.
“We will get an extended window of 8 days and we will be able to reduce the doubleheaders. It is very hot in UAE and the cricketers might suffer due to this. So, the board is trying to keep less afternoon matches. If the final is played on 18 October, 8 doubleheaders matches will be played less. We are in talks regarding this with the Chairman of ECB and we are hopeful that our proposal will be accepted,” quoted by Officials.
Scenario over ICC World T20 Cup
In the mean time, the T20 World Cup is additionally set to be played in October-November. In the event that one needs to pass by the dates of a year ago, the competition is likely to begin from October 18 and close on November 14.
Right now, India are assigned hosts of the competition however the second outbreak wave of COVID-19 has put a great deal of question marks.
BCCI has requested an expansion from a month to check the circumstance while ICC has kept UAE as a back-up setting. Regardless, the T20 World Cup could be moved by a couple of days yet it will require a great deal of rejigging as ICC likewise coordinates warm-up counterparts for all groups before the World Cup starts.