Vivo IPL 2021 will resume in the UAE in September-October.
Vivo IPL 2021: The Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) announced on Saturday that the remaining 31 matches of the Vivo IPL 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla announced the news shortly after the closing of the Special General Assembly (SGM). The meeting was held virtually due to difficult times in the country and all members of the meeting unanimously agreed to resume the suspended IPL Vivo in the UAE.
The Dream11 IPL 2020 took place successfully in the United Arab Emirates, where the Indians of Mumbai (MI) emerged victorious in the tournament for the fifth time, a record. The matches were played on three grounds, namely Sharjah, Dubai International and Abu Dhabi.
The Indian board of directors also revealed that the September-October window was targeted for the resumption of elite Indian competition.
“One of the main reasons for organizing the tournament in the United Arab Emirates is that it can be limited to three courts – Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi – and there is no air travel,” Rajeev Shukla said.
“In UAE they were all in one bubble from start to finish while in India each team traveled in three bubbles. Most of the positive cases have appeared after the bubble has traveled, ”he added.
According to the sources, September 15 is the tentative date to start action while the entire tournament could end on October 15.
Previously, the Vivo IPL 2021 had been abruptly suspended by the BCCI after several IPL franchises recorded positive cases of covid in the bio-bubble despite not violating protocols and other standards.
The meeting also asked members of the bureau to request an extension of time for the ICC to take the best possible position on the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.
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