The IPL 2021 match is going to start again, this time all the matches are going to be held in UAE. According to sources, the match will start from 9 or 10 September and the final match will be played on 10 October.
Half Matches Already done in india
You all would know that matches were being done in some states of India, which included major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, but suddenly the series was stopped in the middle due to increasing covid cases.
Australian player has already refused
Questions were also being raised on the organization of IPL in the Corona era. The players of Australia gave this issue even more air. Three of Australia’s players had withdrawn from IPL-14. It featured Adam Jampa, Ken Richardson and Andrew Tye. Zampa had told Bio Bubble the reason for leaving IPL-14. He had said that leaving the bio-bubble in India does not feel as safe as it used to be during the IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Corona’s impact in IPL
And in the half way of the series, corona was also spreading among the players, in which 2 players Varun Chakravarthy playing for Kakar and Sandeep Varriar, 30 years old, Amit Mishra from Delhi Capitals (DC), wicketkeeper of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) -Batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey, bowling coach L Balaji covid were found positive
Rescheduled IPL Matches
After which the IPL was forced to suspend the middle and now the committee of IPL has decided to hold all the remaining matches in UAE. The match will start from September 9, till then it is expected that everything will be normal in India and once Then we will all be seen supporting our team by wearing their t-shirts.
As per the report, the players will undergo a bubble to bubble transfer after the England tour, and quarantine in UAE for three days.
CPL Collapse with IPL
The report added that the Caribbean Premier League, supposed to be held from August 28 to September 19, will be readjusted. Owners of Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders being the same, they are expected to play a major role in the negotiations. The BCCI will request for the CPL to be finished four-five days in advance, around the same time India tour of England ends.
The players involved in CPL too will undergo a bubble to bubble transfer to Dubai.
The report said the board still has plenty of challenges, as there are multiple bilateral series planned around that time in the lead up to the T20 World Cup. The Indian board is in negotiations with the other boards to ensure maximum availability of foreign players.
There is still no clarity on the venue for the T20 World Cup, although it is likely to be held in UAE. It is expected that there will be a two-week window from end of IPL to start of World Cup.
The IPL 2021 was suspended in the first week of May due to rise in cases of COVID-19 within the bio-bubbles. IPL 2020 was held in UAE due to COVID spread in India.
India’s white ball series against South Africa cancelled
The BCCI has decided to cancel India’s T20 series against South Africa scheduled in September, which was a build-up to the side’s World T20 preparations.
‘The series can’t be held and in any case there can’t be any better preparation for the T20 World Cup than playing a high intensity tournament like IPL. Since the T20 World Cup will start within a week or 10 days after completion of the IPL, the SA series can only be held at a later date.
‘There is a chance that India might play extra games when they tour South Africa early next year,’ the source said.
The two-Test home series against NZ could also be shifted
The India home season also had a two Test series against New Zealand in November and the dates of which could be shifted depending upon when the T20 World Cup ends.
While BCCI, as of now, will not give up its hosting rights and wait how the COVID-19 situation in India pans out, there is very little chance that countries will want to travel to India which is facing its worst health emergency since independence