Good news for IPL Lovers: You can now watch IPL 2021 to resume in the UAE very soon. We all know that the Indian Premier League 2021 was paused on May 4th, 2021 due to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases all around the world. But, due to a lot of demands and requests from the Indian IPL fans, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has announced the resumption of IPL 2021. The loss being faced by the players can’t also be neglected that was imposed due to the canceling of IPL 2021.
Indian Premier League is the most popular sports league in India. IPL was founded by BCCI in 2007 and eight teams from different Indian cities compete against each other for the IPL trophy. Famous cricketers around the world are auctioned and paid for this league by BCCI. Halting such a huge sports league has not only devastated the cricket fans but is also bringing loss to the BCCI and the players.
The BCCI has officially announced that Indian Premier League 2021 is going to be resumed during September-October, and the remaining matches are going to be held in UAE. This is consecutively the second-time IPL matches being hosted in the United Arab Emirates. The decision was taken and confirmed in a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually a few days ago, where the board members unanimously agreed to resume IPL.
IPL 2021 To Resume In The UAE
The remaining matches of IPL will be commenced from the third week of September, and all the matches including the IPL 2021 Finale are going to be held in UAE. The teams and players are going to be based on the previous auctions only. But, if in any case, international players commit to other tournaments, then an auction will be held again to fill their spot with Indian players.
After the virtual Special General Meeting (SGM), the BCCI announced this in a press conference:
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of 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.
It has been revealed that the BCCI also discussed the matter of the canceling of the Ranji Trophy in 2021. The BCCI has been reported to suffer a great loss due to the Ranji Trophy’s halt. The matter has been put aside for the time being.
IPL 2021 Status
The Indian Premier League of 2021 was started on 9th April 2021. But, after playing 29 matches out of 60, the BCCI announced that IPL will take a break for 6 or 7 days. Several IPL players from different teams were tested positive for Covid-19 which led to the pause of IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad stumper Wriddhiman Saha, Kolkata Knight Riders bowler Sandeep Warrier, veteran Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra, and, Varun Chakravarthy, etc have been tested positive.
IPL 2021 Schedule
When the BCCI announced that the IPL is going to be postponed in early May, there were still 31 matches remaining in total including the playoffs. These 31 matches will be fairly held in the UAE starting from the third week of September i.e, 18 or 19th of September, and the final match of IPL 2021 might be played on October 9 or 10.
It is estimated that the BCCI will lose at least Rs. 2500 Crores of profit if the remaining matches of the IPL are not resumed. Taking the account of loss caused by the Ranji Trophy, the BCCI surely can’t risk this again. Also, the stadium in UAE has been already kept as a backup for IPL in case if such a situation arises.
Nothing Confirmed About T20 World Cup 2021
If everything went well, India was going to host the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. But, things didn’t turn out well, and India is still fighting the second wave of COVID-19. The SGM virtual meeting of BCCI also discussed the matter of T20 World Cup 2021, and the BCCI has revealed that they have asked ICC Board to spare one month of time i.e, till July.
Get Ready For IPL 2021!!
IPL 2021 to resume in the UAE and the remaining 31 matches will be played from mid-September to October. The IPL will most probably go on the grounds on September 18 or 19, and accordingly the final will be played on October 9 or 10. So, wait for the Indian Premier League to resume and keep rooting for your favorite game. For regular updates about this IPL season, stay tuned to Hotstar App for more information.