Earlier Board of Cricket Council In India (BCCI) was forced to suspend the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Many players including members of the staff got tested positive for COVID-19. The teams were under strict bio-bubble, however, even that couldn’t help their cause of staying away from the disease. Stay with us to know IPL 2021 Phase-2
BCCI mulls over a clear window to resume IPL 2021:
After the tournament suspension – BCCI had thought of too many plans but seems like one final plan has been chalked out by the board. IPL 2021 phase 2 is likely to conducted in UAE between September 15th -October 15th.
One of the BCCI primary sources told – “If that gap can be reduced to four, it will allow BCCI five extra days to make use of. If we can have those extra days eked out from the India-England schedule, then it adds to the window. If not, then within these 30 days, a full day will have to be set aside for the Indian team and English cricketers to travel from the UK to the UAE, five days will have to be set aside for the knockouts later,”
He even added – “That will leave the BCCI with 24 days to conclude 27 matches. This window has four weekends available, which means a total of eight Saturdays and Sundays for doubleheaders that can accommodate 16 matches. That will leave the BCCI with 11 matches to be held in 19 days. That’s a week extra.”
BCCI AGM on May 29:
The Board will have a special general body meeting on May 29th and they are likely to announce the news officially.
BCCI source said – “The IPL will, in fact, be the perfect platform to warm up for the ICC event. The ICC is watching this space with keen interest and will not interfere with the logistics as long as it does not conflict with the World Cup window,”