IPL may resume in 3rd week of September in UAE with several double-headers


India’s white-ball collection towards South Africa cancelled, New Zealand Tests may be shifted

The postponed Indian Premier League will resume tentatively on September 18 or 19 in the UAE with as many as 10 double-headers anticipated to be performed throughout a three-week window, a senior BCCI official advised PTI on Tuesday.

The ultimate could be held on October 9 or 10. The three-week window shall be sufficient for the league to finish its remaining 31 video games for the season, a win-win situation for all the first stakeholders together with the BCCI, franchises and broadcasters.

The IPL was postponed on May 4 after a number of COVID-19 circumstances inside its bio-bubble got here to gentle.

“The BCCI has spoken to all the stakeholders and the likely start could be between September 18th to 20th. Since September 18 is a Saturday and 19 a Sunday, it is more likely that you would want to re-start it on a weekend date,” the official advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

“Similarly, October 9th or 10th will be the final as it’s a weekend. We are finalising the itinerary and there will be 10 double headers and seven evening matches along with four main games (two qualifiers, one eliminator and the final), which completes the list of 31 matches,” the official added.

The Indian crew’s final Test match towards England is ready to complete on September 14 at Manchester and on the subsequent day, the entire crew (save Hanuma Vihari and Abhimanyu Easwaran) shall be flown to UAE in a chartered flight for a “bubble to bubble” switch.

“The Indian team and the English players who will be available will fly in the same charter flight from Manchester to Dubai. Similarly, the West Indies players will also fly in after completing the Caribbean Premier League engagements. There will be three-day quarantine for players arriving from UK and the Caribbean,” the supply stated.

A franchise official confirmed {that a} communication from the BCCI has come on the matter.

“We have been told by the BCCI to be ready for the tournament. We have been given a September 15 to 20 window,” a crew official stated.

India’s white-ball collection towards South Africa cancelled

The BCCI has determined to cancel India’s T20 collection towards South Africa scheduled in September, which was a build-up to the aspect’s World T20 preparations.

“The series can’t be held and in any case there can’t be any better preparation for the T20 World Cup than playing a high intensity tournament like IPL. Since the T20 World Cup will start within a week or 10 days after completion of the IPL, the SA series can only be held at a later date.

“There is an opportunity that India may play additional video games once they tour South Africa early subsequent 12 months,” the supply stated.

The India house season additionally had a two-Test collection towards New Zealand in November and the dates of which could possibly be shifted relying upon when the T20 World Cup ends.

While BCCI, as of now, is not going to hand over its internet hosting rights and wait how the COVID-19 scenario in India pans out, there may be little or no likelihood that international locations will wish to journey to India which is going through its worst well being emergency since independence.

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