Can BCCI Finish The IPL 2021 Season In September?

After the cancellation of the 14th edition of the India Premier League season, The BCCI and the IPL governing authorities will have to think about the possibilities to complete the season. While the officials rethink the plans, there is no information regarding what will happen next.    

BCCI is thinking to hold the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 season later. In this season, 29 matches were played, and now the Indian board wants to conduct the rest of the 31 IPL games in September.

One of the BCCI officials said that they are trying to hold the remaining games in September after India’s tour of England. The overseas players will also be ready because the World T20 is around the corner. That’s why a small window of September is likely to be considered by the Indian board.

The IPL chairman, Brijesh Patel, said that the BCCI is not ruling the IPL out completely. But they are looking for a window to host the remaining fixtures. BCCI is considering the September window, and the officials will talk to the ICC and other boards regarding this.

The World T20 will be played from October 18th to November 15th, 2021. But still, the officials are undecided about the venue. According to the earlier plans, India was supposed to host this year’s tournament. But now, UAE is on the stand by.

IPL 2021
IPL 2021

Before BCCI postponed the IPL 2021 season, The IPL and the officials contacted the franchise privately. They took their views on the tournament’s future after two more Indian players from the different franchise was tested positive for COVID 19.

Rajeev Shukla spoke to all the franchisees, and they had only one opinion of postponing the tournament. Ness Waida, the co-owner of Punjab Kings, said that the board took the right decision at an appropriate time. It was a correct decision under the current circumstances, and he also said that he is not worried about the loss.

Four team members were tested positive for Corona Virus, and it was impossible to carry the tournament in that way. At one stage, BCCI had planned to suspend the IPL for just five days, and later, all the franchises thought to suspend the tournament after the officials explored the quarantine periods. It also made BCCI bosses aware of the panic caused to the overseas players and their support staff.

BCCI is planning to send the overseas player back home safely through the chartered planes. Australian Government will not extend its ban on travelers from India. But South Africa and England will welcome their players from India. But the players will need to go through the period of home quarantine as per the laws of WHO.

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