The Cricket West Indies has accepted the request of the BCCI & thereby has decided to change the dates of the CPL so that both the leagues can take place without overlapping each other.
At BCCI’s request, the organizers of the Caribbean Premier League have agreed to tweak the dates of the CPL so that it can end before the resumption of the IPL 2021. And the remaining 31 matches of the IPL 2021 can be completed within the limited window available after September 14.
The BCCI’s secretary, Jay Shah had a talk with CPL COO Pete Russell & his other counterparts in the CWI, following which the Caribbean Cricket Authorities have agreed to start the Caribbean Premier League a little early from the Officially announced dates. So that Caribbean Premier League can end 2-3 days before the resumption of the IPL 2021 and none of the leagues overlap each other.
“CWI is doing our best to help facilitate a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without a conflicting overlap,” Ricky Skerritt, the president of CWI, told media confirming the proposed changes in the schedule.
According to media sources, the Caribbean Premier League will now take place from August 25 to September 15, enabling the IPL 2021 to resume the unfinished tournament around September 18-19. Initially, the CPL was scheduled to start from August 28 to September 19. On April 27, the CPL has officially announced that the CPL 2021 will start on August 28 in St Kitts & Nevis.
There are chances of CPL starting from August 26so that there is more than 24 hours gap between the West Indies second test against Pakistan & the start of the CPL 2021. The 2nd Test of Windies against Pakistan will end on 24th August. The final schedule of the CPL 2021 will be released soon by the Cricket West Indies.
The West Indies players will move from the national bubble to their respective franchise bio-bubbles, just like the players who are participating in the Hundred in the UK. The Hundred tournament will end on August 21. Thus the CPL-bound players will be able to complete their quarantine in the Caribbean before the start of the CPL. They will have a bubble to bubble transfer facility.
Meanwhile, the BCCI is trying to have a talk with other foreign boards to ensure the availability of overseas players. Before they announce the dates of the remaining 31 IPL matches which will commence in the UAE.
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