IPL 2021 update: BCCI to conduct remaining matches of IPL 2021 in UAE

The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL 2021.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). BCCI is eyeing the September-October window for resuming IPL 2021.

UAE were the front runners for hosting the remaining IPL matches of the 14th edition as they have already conducted it successfully in 2020. Sri Lankan cricket board and various other English counties also tried their hand at hosting the second phase of IPL 2021.

This major decision was announced on IPL’s official website through a media advisory titled. “BCCI to conduct remaining matches of VIVO IPL in UAE”
Here is what it said –

BCCI to conduct remaining matches of VIVO IPL in UAE

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of the 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.

The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL.

The BCCI SGM further authorized the Office Bearers to seek an extension of time from the ICC to take an appropriate call on the hosting of ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

However, ICC was to take a final call on June 1 regarding India’s chances of hosting ICC World T20 later in the year. BCCI in its media advisory stated that they seek an extension on the deadline of June 1.

The last match of the season so far was played on May 2. Punjab Kings faced off Delhi Capitals in that match. IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely on May 4 due to multiple COVID-19 positive cases in various teams.

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