Vivo IPL 2021: Now that the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended on Tuesday, the board and the IPL GC are mulling around some opportunities so that the remainder of the season could be completed.
So far, 29 games of the Vivo IPL 2021 were completed out of the 60 games. The BCCI will be thinking of the opportunities to hold the remaining 31 games of the IPL 2021 and complete the season.
According to the reports, the most probable option left with the BCCI to conduct the remaining games is in the window of September, later this year.
“A September window is being considered. By then the England-India series would be over and the foreign players would be ready for the T20 World Cup. That small window is being explored,” said a franchise official who is in the know.
When asked about the next step of the BCCI to IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, he simply did not deny that small opportunity in September.
“Now we have to look for a window. If we get one, we will explore holding it. We’ll have to see if it is possible in September. We need to examine the plans of the ICC and other boards,” said IPL chairman Brijesh Patel.
Before the decision of the suspension of the IPL was made, the board contracted all the stakeholders and owners of the IPL franchises to take their opinions. Most of the owners were of the view of immediate suspension as the number of covid-cases in the bio-bubble were rising.
“It is very unfortunate but it is a decision that is correct under the current circumstances. I would say given the drastic increase in cases in the last two-three weeks, it has brought in a new dimension to the planning that was done at the beginning,” said Ness Wadia who is the co-owner of Punjab Kings
With the rapid increase in the covid-19 cases in India, the T20 World Cup is also uncertain. According to the various news outlets, UAE has been put at stand-by to host the forthcoming T20 World Cup in case India gets ruled out.
The T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to take place from October 18 to November 15 in India.
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