The vice-president of BCCI has confirmed the start and end dates of IPL 2021.
The rest of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played from September 19 to October 15 in the United Arab Emirates, as officials of the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) confirmed on Wednesday, June 9. There has been a lot of speculation after the Special General Assembly (SGM) that took place on May 29 regarding the dates of the remaining 31 IPL matches.
While the BCCI reflected in September, confirmation of the start of the event was still uncertain. Now, BCCI has finally dispelled all those doubts by confirming the dates for the eight-team tournament.
While the Indian board is still negotiating with overseas advice on the availability of various players from England, Australia, the West Indies and South Africa, there is no official word yet. But now the dates are announced and the BCCI could work things out.
“The IPL will take place between September 19 and October 15,” said Rajeev Shukla, vice chairman of the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI), as reported in Times Now.
ICC to release 2021 T20 World Cup calendars soon
President of the BCCI Sourav ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah also had a virtual meeting on June 1 with the ICC to discuss the possibility of hosting the T20 World Cup in India. For the same, the BCCI asked for time until June 28. Right after the IPL ends, the global event is expected to start immediately and if not India, the UAE will likely host the flagship event.
The ICC has also clarified its position on the end of the IPL just before the start of the T20 World Cup, stating that there is no mandatory gap between the two events. “We won’t publish the dates and location of the T20 World Cup until July. We cannot comment on it at this time. But there is no rule on the need for a gap before an ICC event. The ICC needs 10 days to prepare the ground and the ground before an event. This too is a norm and not a rule, ”said an ICC official.
When asked if the players would be exhausted due to the small gap between the conclusion of the IPL and the T20 World Cup, Shukla added that a small gap would not be a problem as such, as the first round of world matches involves non-testing play. nations.