The BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla had a virtual special general meeting on Saturday & as expected the major points of discussion in the SGM was the resumption of the IPL 2021 & the hosting of T20 World Cup
After the meeting, the Vice-President of the BCCI confirmed to ANI that Phase 2 of the IPL 2021 will be held in UAE during the September-October window. It has been decided that the BCCI will discuss the availability of foreign players with respective boards by keeping in mind the September-October window to conduct the remaining matches of the IPL 2021. For the T20 World Cup, it has been decided that the BCCI will take time from the ICC in regards to conducting the World Cup on a later date during the ICC board meeting which will be held on June 1.
Speaking to ANI a source close to the BCCI said that the board will go ahead with conducting Phase 2 of the IPL 2021 in the UAE with an aim to have 25 days window to complete the tournament. “There have been talks going on with the Emirates Cricket Board & they are happy to host the remaining matches of the IPL in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi like last time. The BCCI will now speak to the foreign boards to decide on the availability of the foreign players”.
“The Australian players may be available, there are some questions over the availability of the England & New Zealand Players & will see how that works out. We are looking at a 25 days window & that is on”, said the BCCI source
With regards to the T20 World Cup, the source near to the BCCI said that it was decided that with more than four months left for the T20 World Cup, the BCCI will talk to the ICC to give the board time till the end of June or start of July to decide about hosting the T20 World Cup. The source also said that for tax exemption they are having a talk with the government & is confident of getting a positive response.
“We are in talks with the government & talks have made some headway which is crucial for the conduct of the tournament in India”, the source concluded.
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