IPL Cricket: CPL approves BCCI’s request to end the tournament by September 15th.
Cricket IPL: Indian and IPL fans will be delighted to hear that the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) authorities have finally approved BCCI’s request to bring the tournament forward by a few days.
The Cricket Control Council in India (BCCI) had previously contacted CPL to move the T20 league forward from at least a week to 10 days.
CPL was originally scheduled to be played between August 28 and September 19, while it has now been moved from August 25 to September 15.
“CWI is doing its best to facilitate a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without conflicting overlaps,” Ricky Skerritt, president of CWI, told Cricbuzz confirming the proposed changes in the schedule.
Development was secured after BCCI Secretary Jay Shah met with CPL COO Pete Russell via video conference.
The second half of Vivo IPL 2021 will be completed during the window from September 19 to October 15 in the United Arab Emirates, confirmed BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla.
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IPL Cricket 2021: Overseas Cricketers Availability:
Although the obstacle of the CPL has been removed by the BCCI, the availability of the foreign player is still subject to discussion.
After the end of the CPL, Caribbean players should be available for the Indian elite T20 competition.
English cricketers: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had previously claimed that IPL-linked players from their country would not be able to attend the rest of the league games due to a busy international schedule.
The Cricket Council has further stated that it wants its cricketers to stay fresh and sane ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for later this year.
Australian cricketers: There is huge doubt about Aussie and their participation in the rest of the 2021 IPL. People like Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and others have been through a lot already during the IPL and they certainly won’t want to. go through this process again.
Additionally, Cricket Australia (CA) plans to host a threesome with West Indies and Afghanistan during the Vivo IPL 2021 Phase 2 window, so player availability becomes even more confusing.
New Zealand cricketers: Kiwis are also likely to miss the entire second phase of Vivo IPL 2021, which consists of 31 games, as their schedules are set with Pakistan.
The CPL approves the request of the BCCI to end the tournament before September 15th.
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