BCCI Board to Officially Lock in IPL 2021 Window
BCCI will set interval for the Reopening of IPL 2021 in UAE.
Special General Meeting
President Sourav Ganguly of The Board of Control for Cricket in India will host the Special General Meeting virtually
“discussing on the upcoming cricket season in the view of pandemic prevailing in India” is the main topic of the said meeting.
“The scope of SGM agenda remains specific and it doesn’t have the remit to discuss the matter formally. It can only be tabled at the AGM or Apex Council based on agenda. However, that doesn’t stop people from having an informal chat which may not be recorded in the minutes,”
The Board of Directors is still considering organizing the event however The COVID-19 condition in the area will be reviewed before the IPL 2021 is officially announced; following that, the IPL 2021 will reopen, with the UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah as the three hosts.
“Obviously, the main issue would be the IPL schedule. We are expecting 10 double-headers and seven single headers apart from four play-off games (2 qualifiers, one eliminator) including the final, the resumption game and final will be held on weekends,”
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Many discussions on how to obtain the services of abroad players, as well as other logistical issues such as bubble-to-bubble transfer, are expected to take place.
Director of cricket for the England Cricket Board, Ashley Giles, has previously stated that England players will not be able to participate in the IPL because of their international commitments ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.
“Hopefully, the president and secretary would tell us how the situation of English players will be handled,”
Status Of T20 World Cup
The BCCI would not give up on holding the T20 World Cup in India for the time being, but with a third wave of COVID-19 expected around that time of year, the odds of the global event being transferred to the UAE are likely to increase.