IPL 2021 To Resume in UAE from September
NDTV Sports
May 31, 2021

BCCI has announced that the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 would be played in the United Aram Emirates from September.

In the starting of May, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after several players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19. However, BCCI has announced that the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 would be played in the United Arab Emirates. The matches would be played in September-October. There are 31 matches yet to be played. The matches are likely to start from the 17th September and the final is likely to be played on 10th October. On 29th May, the BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said that  due to the "weather restrictions '' they have decided to play the remaining matches of IPL 2021 in the UAE. He said, "See we took this decision to conduct IPL in the UAE because it will be monsoon here and it will not be feasible to hold matches here in September and that is why we are taking IPL to the UAE. We are moving IPL to the UAE only due to weather restrictions as we cannot hold IPL here at the time of monsoon. How can we hold IPL in September in Mumbai or Ahmedabad or any other venues at the time of monsoon?....It doesn't make any sense.” 

 

The BCCI Secretary further talked about the T20 World Cup, which is slated to take place in India in October- November. Jay Shah said, "And as far as the T20 world Cup is concerned, we will seek time from ICC and decide later. As of now, we are in the mind frame of holding tournaments in the safe zone and we will see how the situation is in the upcoming days. The only thing I can say for now is to seek time from ICC and decide accordingly.