Since the IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely on May 4 due to India’s Covid-19 crisis, there has been much debate about when and where the tournament could be completed later this year. Although some suggest that the UAE, which successfully hosted the 2020 edition, is the obvious choice, some argue that the Uk will be a better option. Stay with us to know monty ponesar opinion on IPL 2021 Phase 2
BCCI’s president Sourav Ganguly reported that the IPL 2021 will not be completed in India shortly after the BCCI announced the postponement. He also hinted that the board would like to schedule the IPL in September. Since then, England and UAE have emerged as the frontrunners for reserve venues.
‘Rains play spoilsport’: An alternative should be undertaken or else it could Spoil the Fun – Monty Panesar
Former England spinner Monty Panesar, speaking about the IPL 2021 being held in the UK after the five-match Test series between India and England and before the T20 World Cup, said that this alternative should not be undertaken due to the weather conditions in England in September. According to Panesar, the area receives a lot of rain in the concerned month, which may end up being a problem for the cash-rich league. Extreme weather conditions, he said, could “spoil the fun.”
We don’t want that to happen with IPL 2021 Phase 2 because?
“IPL shouldn’t be held in England in September because it will rain a lot there. Too many intervals will spoil the fun. If India is not able to control the pandemic, it should be held in UAE because weather conditions play a huge factor. When it rains in England, it plays spoilsport. You will see an important T20 match get reduced to 15 overs and then 10 overs. We don’t want that to happen with IPL because the brand will take a hit,” Monty Panesar told Sports Yaari, a Youtube channel.
In addition, the retired left-arm spinner advised officials to consider atmospheric conditions when determining the fixtures. 31 of the tournament’s 60 matches are yet to be completed. The Delhi Capitals were leading the table with six wins from eight games prior to the premature halt.
“IPL’s brand is about completed games which are very exciting. 15th to 20th over are high scoring and the most exciting, it won’t be fun [if it rains and overs are reduced]. Authorities should take weather into account while deciding fixtures. The weather in UAE is great,” the former left-arm spinner added.