Jay Shah, the honorary secretary of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has proclaimed to resume the halting matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The news intends to shock the lookouts as all the speculations concerning accommodating IPL 2021 in UAE were reportedly rebuffed amidst the occupied cricket calendar in the Arab nation.
As of now, the unexpected news this afternoon of embracing the next 31 matches in three significant venues, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai, astonishes the people. What is sadder is the ‘nepotism’ as the UAE government has unhitched only Abu Dhabi’s venue to hold the remaining matches for the Pakistan Super League (PSL)
Notably, the IPL 2021 was beckoned off after looping up 29 matches whereas, the PSL 6 was abandoned after fourteen matches amidst the COVID-19 surge and bio-bubble infringements in the country.
It was said that there is no clear window available for the IPL as the early days of September will be surmounted by Pak vs Afg series for at least a week. Next, New Zealand and Pakistan will be in action that will seize the allotted ground for more than two weeks giving no room to the IPL to progress ahead. However, the official statements on-screened by the BCCI show another picture.
As of now, the 31 IPL matches will be taking place in September-October as almost ‘erroneously’ contemplated earlier. The fantasy is set to take place just before the ICC T20 World Cup that might migrate from India to the UAE amidst the COVID intimidations in the primary host’s land.
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In a statement, BCCI said,
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year.