The BCCI on Saturday announced that the remaining IPL 2021 matches will be played in the UAE in September-October. The decision was taken at the Special General Meeting (SGM) held on the first day to discuss the future of domestic and international cricket throughout the year in the middle of the epidemic along with IPL.
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The BCCI had chosen the September/October window for the tournament, which leads to monsoon in India due to which BCCI considered it appropriate to shift IPL to UAE. BCCJ will also discuss the availability of foreign players in the run up to the tournament with other international boards. However, it is expected that there will be no deal-breaker in reviving the potential non-availability season.
In addition, bcci will also offer the International Cricket Council (ICC) board time by the end of June to decide on this year's T20 World Cup in India. The league was postponed on May 4 over the entry of corona virus in the IPL's biobubble. KKR's Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier were the first to be affected by the infection. Subsequently, Wriddhiman Saha of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mike Hussey and Laxmipathi Balaji, who were present in the coaching staff of Chennai Super Kings, were found positive. 29 matches were played in the first phase.