Small opportunity to conduct 2021 IPL remaining in UK & Middle East: owner of Rajasthan Royals

The owner of the Rajasthan Royals believes there is a “ small possibility ” that the tournament will take place outside of India.

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

When the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resume? This has been one of the biggest questions in the world of cricket lately. On May 4, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) postponed the 2021 IPL halfway after the discovery of several cases of COVID-19 inside the bio-bubble. Of the 60 games scheduled, only 29 could take place until the season’s suspension, and now BCCI face the daunting task of running the remaining matches in a busy cricket schedule.

According to plans, BCCI is considering the September window to complete the 2021 IPL. However, the remainder of the season may be moved overseas, with the third wave of coronavirus expected to hit India later this year. In this case, the remaining tournament could take place in the UAE, like last season, or in England. Rajasthan Royals owner Manoj Badale also believes there is a “ small possibility ” that the tournament will take place outside of India.

Small option to host remaining 2021 IPL in UK: owner of Rajasthan Royals

“There is a possibility, a small possibility, that in September there could be something in the UK or maybe something in the Middle East on either side of the T20 World Cup, but it will be a real challenge, ”Badale told reporters. the RR The owner also pointed out that the cricket schedule is full this year and players are already playing too much cricket.

“In my opinion, the players are already playing too much cricket. Calendars are incredibly packed, especially this year after COVID. Boards around the world are trying to get as many competitions and test matches as possible, ”Badale said.

Warwickshire, Surrey and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have offered to host the remaining 31 IPL games in September. Additionally, earlier this week BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly said the COVID-19 crisis had made it impossible to hold the remaining games in India. Therefore, it is almost certain that the lucrative tournament will not take place in India and it would be interesting to see which country gets the hosting rights.

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