IPL 2021 UAE
The BCCI decided on Saturday that the remaining matches of the IPL (IPL-2021) will be held in the UAE. This decision was taken in the BCCI Special General Meeting. It was decided unanimously in the meeting that the remaining matches of the IPL will be held in September-October. As soon as this news came, the cricket fans were interested in when the matches would start. What will be the schedule of matches? But for its official announcement, cricket fans will have to wait for now. At present, the date of the matches has not been decided yet. When CricFobia contacts his small sources about this, it came to know that in fact the dates of the matches have also been planned by the BCCI. But it will be told only after the final preparation.
BCCI officials will now speak to other cricket boards in this regard. In addition, the final program will be sealed by talking to all team owners. According to sources, the BCCI has set a 24-day schedule for the remaining 31 matches of the tournament. Remind that the IPL had to be postponed due to the increased corona infection after the match between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on May 2. Corona infection was found in players and support staff associated with Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Hyderabad. The tournament was set to suffer major economic losses in the event of a cancellation. But it is a relief for the board that holding the remaining matches of the tournament in the UAE will save it a loss of nearly Rs 2500 crore.
Plans to have 31 matches in about 24 days
IPL 2021 UAE: According to sources, BCCI is all set to host the remaining matches of the tournament from September 17. The final of the tournament will be held on October 10. Friday on September 17 while Sunday on October 10. This window is designed keeping in mind the ongoing cricket competitions around the world. Remember that Pakistan players don’t play in IPL. The Caribbean Premier League will also begin in the last week of August. The final of this league is currently scheduled for September 19. The Indian team will also be ‘free’ from the Test series against England on September 14.
6 days for the knockout
If the same plan is finalized, there will be 4 Saturdays and 4 Sundays between September 17 and October 10. Two matches each will be played these days. 4 matches of knock-out will be kept for 6 days. That is, all league matches will be played by October 4. Let me tell you that 31 matches of the season are yet to be played in the knockout match.
Replacement of players who will not be available
Recently, England Cricket Board Director Ashley Giles said that the BCCI has not requested him to ‘free’ English players for the IPL. These statements of Giles indicated that English players may not appear in the remaining matches of the IPL. Players like Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow, Jofra Archer play in the IPL but know the punishments as well. The biggest loss of not playing the remaining matches of the season will be on the players’ pockets. In the current situation, many players want to play the remaining matches of IPL for different reasons, many times more players want to play the remaining matches. It is also a matter of relief for the team owners that they have the option of taking ‘replacement’ of the players at any time.
Delhi Capitals at number “ONE” position
That is, it is possible that some big faces will not be seen in the remaining matches of the IPL, but this will not have a huge impact on the grandeur of the tournament. Recall that when the IPL was stopped, the Delhi Capitals team was at the first position in the table with 12 points. Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore were in second and third position with 10-10 points. Mumbai was at number four with 8 points.