IPL 2021: BCCI likely to push back final to October 15 to reduce double headers in UAE heat

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The remainder of IPL 2021, which was suspended connected May 4 owed to Covid-19 cases successful the bio-bubbles, is apt to commencement connected September 19 successful the UAE and spell until October 15 arsenic the BCCI looks to trim treble headers successful blistery and humid conditions.

IPL 2021 apt  to resume successful  the UAE connected  September 19 (Courtesy of BCCI)

IPL 2021 apt to resume successful the UAE connected September 19 (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IPL 2021 apt to resume successful the UAE connected September 19
  • Final apt to beryllium pushed signifier October 10 to 15
  • BCCI is cautious astir playing excessively galore treble headers successful the UAE heat

The BCCI brass is exploring the enactment of utilizing the afloat model of the Indian Premier League by pushing the last backmost to October 15 successful bid to trim the fig of treble headers successful the UAE's searing September heat.

The remainder of the tourney volition resume connected Sunday, September 19 and portion the last was tentatively planned for October 10, the BCCI, arsenic good arsenic the Emirates Cricket Board, are mulling stretching the lucrative T20 lawsuit till October 15. IPL 2021 was suspended connected May 4 owed to affirmative Covid-19 cases successful the bio-bubbles of aggregate franchises.

"September 15 to October 15 is the window. Initially, BCCI was reasoning of having 10 treble headers. But, successful the 3rd and 4th week of September, having 10-afternoon matches tin beryllium physically exhausting for players successful specified a abbreviated window," a BCCI root told PTI connected the information of anonymity.

"So if October 15, which is simply a Friday, is zeroed successful on, it's fundamentally the commencement of the play successful India and successful Dubai, it's a vacation which volition let fans to travel successful and bask a high-profile crippled of cricket. It serves a dual purpose. Also, the fig of treble headers could beryllium reduced to 5 oregon six, alternatively of 10," the root said.

Currently, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, acting CEO Hemang Amin, treasurer Arun Dhumal, associated caput Jayesh George and IPL president Brijesh Patel are successful the UAE to finalise the arrangements.

Secretary Jay Shah is backmost successful India aft a bid of meetings with the Emirates Cricket Board officials and a recce of the venues.

The Indian team's past Test successful England is successful Manchester and if it goes the distance, past it volition decorativeness connected September 14. The adjacent day, the Indian contingent of IPL players volition beryllium flown via a charter formation from Manchester to Dubai.

They mightiness person to acquisition a three-day hard quarantine successful the UAE but that could beryllium waived disconnected since they volition beryllium entering from the UK bio-bubble.

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