Within the lately held SGM, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between September and October.
The fourteenth season of the cash-rich league was postponed within the first week of May after the COVID-19 breach within the bio-bubble of assorted franchises.
Earlier than the match resumes, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has revealed the rationale behind shifting the rest of the IPL 2021 from India to the UAE. Shah stated the decision was taken as a result of climate restrictions.
“See, we took this choice to conduct IPL within the UAE as a result of will probably be monsoon right here and it’ll not be possible to carry matches right here in September, and that’s the reason we’re taking IPL to the UAE,” Shah informed YEARS.
“We’re shifting IPL to the UAE solely as a result of climate restrictions as we can’t maintain IPL right here on the time of monsoon. How can we maintain IPL in September in Mumbai or Ahmedabad, or every other venues on the time of monsoon? It doesn’t make any sense”, he added.
Additional, BCCI didn’t resolve on the destiny of the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in India later this yr. Because the nation is going through a COVID-19 outbreak, there’s a chance that the worldwide showpiece occasion received’t happen in India and in that state of affairs, UAE seems to be like a robust candidate to stage the mega match.
Shah stated that the ultimate choice relating to the T20 World Cup can be taken after a dialogue with the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC).
“And so far as the T20 World Cup is anxious, we are going to search time from ICC and resolve later. As of now, we’re within the thoughts body of holding tournaments within the protected zone, and we are going to see how the state of affairs is within the upcoming days. The one factor I can say for now’s to hunt time from ICC and resolve accordingly,” concluded Shah.