Indian Premier League to be completed in UAE

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Indian Premier League UAE
Source: Sky Sports

The remainder of the Indian Premier League is set to be completed in UAE in September and October. Last month, the IPL was halted due to a number of positive cases reported within the bubble. India has been hit badly by the second wave of the coronavirus. The organizers revealed that the Indian Premier League will take place in the UAE like last season. There are 31 matches yet to be rescheduled in the IPL.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year.” a statement read on the IPL website.

The BCCI has sought an extension from the International Cricket Council “to take an appropriate call on the hosting of ICC T20 World Cup 2021”. The tournament is set to resume on September 19 with the final to take place the following month on October 10. The India-England test series will take place as planned and expected to finish on September 14. Players will then fly to UAE to be a part of a bio-secure bubble.

The only hindrance is the one-week gap between the IPL and the T20 World Cup. It would also mean that the IPL will clash with the Caribbean Premier League. A number of top international players are a part of both the Indian Premier League as well as the Caribbean Premier League.

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