IPL 14: The BCCI has fixed the date for the resumption of the IPL 2021 which is to be held in the UAE. The first match of the IPL 2021 will be played on September 19 while the final match will be played on October 15.
Speaking to the ANI, the BCCI Official who is aware of the developments said that the discussions between the BCCI & the Emirates Cricket Board about the resumption of the IPL 14 went well & the BCCI is confident of hosting the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 successfully in Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi.
“The discussions went really well and with ECB already giving us the oral nod to host the event ahead of the BCCI SGM, it was about closing the deal over the last week. The first game after the season resumes will be held on September 19 while we will have the final on October 15. The BCCI was always keen on a 25-day window to finish the remaining matches,” the official said.
When asked about the availability of the foreign players, the BCCI Official said that discussion is going on with the foreign boards & the BCCI expects a positive response from them. “The discussions have started and we are keeping fingers crossed that the foreign players will be mostly available. If a couple of them do not manage to turn up, we shall then decide on the future course of action. But keeping fingers crossed for now and hoping to have an action-packed end to the 14th edition in UAE,” the official said.
The franchises are confident that the BCCI will engage in positive discussions with the foreign boards & will make the overseas players available for the rest of the matches. The franchises Officials are waiting to get the update about the availability of the overseas players from the BCCI.
“Yes, if we do end up missing some of the foreign stars, which is an area which would need some attention when it comes to picking replacements as the foreign players are also integral to the teams. Team balance can go for a toss, so keeping fingers crossed on that one,” the franchise official concluded
So all those IPL fans, get ready to witness some thrilling cricketing action of your favorite teams with the resumption of the 14th edition of the IPL in the UAE.