IPL 2021 set to resume from September 19, final game on October 15
New Delhi : In a big announcement for cricket fans, IPL 2021 season will resume in UAE from September 19 onwards. IPL 2021 was postponed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India due to sudden surge of coronavirus cases in the nation with a few cricketers contracting the infection. The final game of the tournament will be played on October 15.
The Indian board had recently decided that the second leg of IPL 2021 will be played in the UAE. The authorities have said that the reason behind shifting the venue of the game is that monsoon will be in India and to avoid that the game has been shifted to UAE.
According to ANI, BCCI wants to complete the remaining 31 matches of the 14th edition in the 25-day window.
“The discussions went really well and with ECB already giving us the oral nod to host the event ahead of the BCCI SGM, it was about closing the deal over the last week. The first game after the season resumes will be held on September 19 while we will have the final on October 15. The BCCI was always keen on a 25-day window to finish the remaining matches,” the BCCI official told ANI.
The BCCI officials have said that with UAE being the venue, other international players will also be available for the game.
England Cricket director Ashley Giles had recently confirmed that English players will not take part in the second phase of the tourney.
“The discussions have started and we are keeping fingers crossed that the foreign players will be mostly available. If a couple of them do not manage to turn up, we shall then decide on the future course of action. But keeping fingers crossed for now and hoping to have an action-packed end to the IPL 2021 in UAE,” the official revealed.