BCCI in talks with foreign players for IPL 2021 return match

IPL 2021 is scheduled to resume on September 19.

IPL 2021 auction. (Photo source: IPL / BCCI)

The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) second leg will take place from September 19 to October 15 in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi will host the remaining games of the league which kicked off in April. Ahead of the second leg, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has some thoughts to make regarding the participation of foreign players.

On Saturday July 31, during a meeting, BCCI officials decided to work with the boards of other countries for foreign participation in the IPL. Earlier, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said English players must make themselves available for international cricket.

BCCI officials, who were part of the meeting, said efforts are in place to secure foreign participation. The IPL started in April but had to be halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of players and support staff tested positive, after which the BCCI disconnected.

During the meeting, the richest cricket council in the world also discussed the chances of Oman hosting six matches of the T20 World Cup. The BCCI is in charge of the multi-nation tournament and its officials are the decision-makers regarding the allocation of matches.

Six Group B league matches could take place at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Muscat. Oman, having qualified for the tournament, is part of the group with Bangladesh, Scotland and Papua New Guinea.

I am especially delighted to be in Oman, says Jay Shah

Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, spoke about the same when the tournament kicked off earlier in July in Muscat. It was learned that during a meeting in Delhi,

“I am particularly delighted to be in Oman. As a major force in world cricket, BCCI has always strived to promote and assist Associated Nations. As President of the Asian Cricket Council, my vision is to take cricket far and deep into Asia, ”said Shah, as quoted by Cricbuzz.

“Co-hosting the World Cup will put Oman Cricket on the world stage. They are also competing in qualifying and it will be the icing on the cake if they reach the Super 12, ”he added.

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