Uncertainty in the availability of South African cricketers for IPL 2021

Vivo IPL 2021: Uncertain about the availability of South African cricketers for IPL 2021.

Vivo IPL 2021: The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) has faced another problem, as South African cricketers are unlikely to participate in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The second half of IPL 2021 is scheduled to start in the United Arab Emirates, starting September 19.

South African cricketers are expected to tour Sri Lanka for the limited series in September. The three ODI and three T20I matches tour will end on September 12. Due to travel restrictions and the ban on international flights from various countries, BCCI will have to find a way to bring players with bubble-to-bubble transfer.

Sri Lanka is currently on the UAE government’s red list and flights are banned due to covid protocols. If players are not brought in on charter flights, they will surely miss the first part of IPL 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. A similar arrangement will be needed for Caribbean players who will be playing CPL until September 15th.

It can be said that a huge responsibility for bringing in players from different countries rests on the shoulders of the BCCI. If the card fails to do so, IPL might not see the success it usually achieves during its operations.

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Vivo IPL 2021: Uncertain about the availability of South African cricketers for IPL 2021.

The BCCI is also working closely with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to find ways to bring English players into the lucrative league. At the recent BCCI and ECB meeting, officials discussed the smooth transfer of players from the second phase of IPL 2021.

It should be noted that the ECB has previously stated that their domestic cricketers will not participate in the IPL 2021 in the UAE due to their bilateral commitments. In addition, the life of the bubble has taken its toll on the mental health of cricketers and the ECB has made this a priority.

Recently, famous all-rounder Ben Stokes announced an indefinite hiatus from cricket to work on his mental well-being.

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