- The second half of IPL-2021 will begin on September 19 in the UAE
- The first match will be played between Rohit’s Mumbai and Dhoni’s Chennai.
- A BCCI official also confirmed the dates for the knockout matches.
The wait of the fans for the second phase of the 2021 season of IPL, the world’s biggest T20 league, is over. From September 19, the tournament will start again in the UAE. The first match will be played between Mumbai Indians captained by Rohit Sharma and Chennai Super Kings captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The IPL was suspended in India on May 4 after several cases of Kovid-19 infection were reported in a biologically safe environment.
A BCCI official from ANI confirmed the dates. The source said- Yes, we are resuming the tournament with the match between MI-CSK on 19th September. Qualifiers 1 and 2 will be played on October 10 and 13, while the Eliminator will be played on October 11. The full schedule of the remaining games will be released soon.
It is noteworthy that last week Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah had officially informed that the board Indian Premier League has decided to organize the league in UAE. Shah had met Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Social Development, and Khalid Al Jarooni.
The BCCI secretary posted the pictures on Twitter and he captioned the post as – The second half of the IPL will be held in the UAE. Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan and Khalid Al Zarooni Thank you for your friendship. Together we will face the challenges.
The 14th edition of IPL will conclude in UAE. The BCCI is confident that maximum foreign players will be available for the tournament, even if it is being played just before the start of the T20 World Cup. The dates for this year’s CPL T20 tournament have been revised after discussions between the BCCI, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI). The CPL will now start from 26 August and end on 15 September. “This year’s tournament will be played in St Kitts and Nevis, with all 33 matches at Warner Park,” an official release said.