IPL News 2021: After the suspension of IPL 2021, the question is now in everyone’s mind that where and when the remaining 31 matches of the tournament will be played. Meanwhile, there are reports that Hemang Amin, the CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will offer the remaining matches of the IPL in the UAE and England at the BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 29. However, Amin wants the IPL to be in the UAE. IPL can be done in September before T20 World Cup.
IPL News 2021: IPL postponed due to corona
The 14th season of IPL was halted due to Corona. Wriddhiman Saha of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals, Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakraborty of KKR, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji and batting coach Michael Hussey were found corona infected. After this it was decided to postpone the IPL.
These three reasons may cause UAE to shift IPL
Reduced expenses: IPL is less expensive in UAE than in England. In England, the cost of hotels, stadiums etc. are higher than in UAE. Travel expenses will also increase in England. The UAE will have cold weather: Due to rain in England in September, many matches can be canceled. While the UAE will have cold weather in September, which will be better for the players and staff.
Experience of organizing IPL: Prior to this, there has been experience of conducting IPL in UAE. In such a situation, there is information about the challenges coming there, while in England, IPL has never been held. In such a situation, the challenges there are not known. There is also information about protocols and restrictions imposed in all three cities due to IPL between Corona in UAE. In such a situation, there will not be much problem in getting IPL here.
BCCI exploring window for IPL in September
The current season of IPL was postponed only after 29 matches. 31 matches out of 60 are yet to be held. For these 31 matches, the board is looking for a window for the event in the last three weeks of September, as the T20 World Cup is to be held in India in October-November. In such a situation, IPL did not happen in September, then it will not be possible to do it later.