The BCCI on Saturday (May 29) approved the restart of the lucrative league in the UAE in the middle of September, after it was suspended midway through its 14th season because to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCCI’s SGM on Saturday approved the IPL’s return, less than a month after the competition was suspended.
According to an InsideSport report, “BCCI has zeroed down on September 17 as the start date of IPL 2021 remaining matches. The finals of the 14th edition of the league will be played on 10th October.”
“We will speak to all the boards about the availability of their players. Will also speak to Cricket West Indies. We always had a great relationship with everyone and we are confident some solution will come out in the next few days”, said BCCI officials after attending the BCCI SGM.
BCCI to convince Cricket West Indies to advance the start of CPL
Meanwhile, the BCCI is attempting to persuade Cricket West Indies to move the start of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) forward by a week or ten days. In order to facilitate a flawless bubble-to-bubble transfer of players in time for the IPL’s restart.
The CPL will begin on August 28 and conclude on September 19. While the IPL will likely run from September 18 to October 10, giving the players little time to settle in.
“We are in talks with Cricket West Indies. We are hoping that if CPL can be finish a few days in advance, it would help in the bubble to bubble transfer of all players to Dubai and in time to complete the mandatory three-day quarantine,” a BCCI source, told PTI on Sunday.
If the BCCI and CWI fail to reach an agreement on dates. Some of the most important players may miss the first few matches, if not the entire IPL.