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BCCI in preparation for major changes in IPL 2021 schedule

BCCI in preparation for major changes in IPL 2021 schedule, the last phase can be played at the same venue

Before the end of June, the BCCI may announce the new schedule, with a plan to fit 8 double-header matches in a 25-day window.

New IPL 2021 schedule

Where will the rest of IPL 2021 be? The answer to this big question is in front of everyone. The name of UAE has been stamped for this. The remaining 31 matches are to be held in September-October. The dates are yet to be announced but BCCI has started its preparations. However, according to InsideSport.co, news of some major changes is now coming to the fore in the schedule of IPL 2021. All 31 matches will be conducted in a window of 25 days, apart from this, BCCI can also take a big decision regarding the venue of the tournament.

The BCCI is considering organizing the remaining matches of IPL 2021 from September 17 or 19. According to the report, before the end of June, the BCCI may announce the new schedule, with a plan to fit 8 double-header matches in a 25-day window.

The schedule may change

Sources close to the BCCI told InsideSport.co from Dubai that there would be two reasons for the schedule change. First, if the corona havoc does not break inside the bio-secure bubble and the IPL is not suspended. The second board now has a small window in which it has to complete all the games before the T20 World Cup. In such a case BCCI is planning 8 to 10 doubleheaders.

Dubai first choice as a single venue

Sources said that the IPL 2021 will be held in the same 3 cities of UAE like Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. However, BCCI is planning to host the last leg of league matches and the knockout rounds including the final at only one venue. Dubai can be the first choice as a single venue as most of the franchises can book their hotel there just like in IPL 2020.

If the UAE gets to host the T20 World Cup because they are not in India, the BCCI and emirates cricket board will be asked to secure the venue from ICC by October 1. However, according to InsideSport, BCCI has been allowed to continue playing matches informally at one of the three places from ICC. That is why the name of Oman has also been discussed by ICC as the standby venue of the T20 World Cup at the board meeting.

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