IPL 2021: BCCI exploring possibility of pushing again closing to fifteen October to scale back doubleheaders
New Delhi: The BCCI brass is exploring the choice of utilizing the total window of the Indian Premier League by pushing the ultimate again to fifteen October to be able to scale back the variety of doubleheaders within the UAE’s searing September warmth.
As PTI had first reported, the event will begin on Sunday, 19 September and whereas the ultimate was tentatively deliberate for 10 October, the BCCI in addition to the Emirates Cricket Board are mulling stretching the profitable T20 occasion until 15 October.
“15 September to fifteen October is the window. Initially, BCCI was considering of getting 10 doubleheaders. However, within the third and fourth week of September, having 10 afternoon matches may be bodily exhausting for gamers in such a brief window,” a BCCI supply advised PTI on the situation of anonymity.
“So if 15 October, which is a Friday is zeroed in on, it is mainly the beginning of the weekend in India and in Dubai, it is a vacation which can enable followers to return in and luxuriate in a high-profile sport of cricket. It serves a twin objective. Additionally, the variety of doubleheaders could possibly be lowered to 5 – 6, as a substitute of 10,” the supply stated.
Presently, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, performing CEO Hemang Amin, treasurer Arun Dhumal, joint secretary Jayesh George and IPL chairman Brijesh Patel are within the UAE to finalise the preparations.
Secretary Jay Shah is again in India after a sequence of conferences with the Emirates Cricket Board officers and a recce of the venues.
The Indian staff’s final Take a look at in England is in Manchester and if it goes the gap, then it would end on 14 September. The subsequent day, the Indian contingent of IPL gamers will likely be flown by way of a constitution flight from Manchester to Dubai.
They could should endure a three-day arduous quarantine within the UAE however that could possibly be waived off since they are going to be getting into from the UK bio-bubble.
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