IPL 2021 – BCCI mulls September-October window for remainder of IPL 2021


This, however, could require a rejigging of various boards’ calendars

The BCCI is honing in on the possibility of conducting the second half of IPL 2021 in the UAE in a window between September 18 and October 12. For that to happen, however, it would require a rejigging of various boards’ calendars, not least the CPL which is scheduled to start on August 28. If the BCCI does push ahead with these dates it would mean that the IPL ends only around a week before the mooted start of the ICC’s T20 World Cup, which may also be held in the UAE.

The BCCI has informally communicated these plans to IPL franchises, telling them it needs a 25-day window to conduct the 31 remaining matches. This year’s IPL was indefinitely suspended on May 4, after a number of players and staff tested positive for Covid-19 in the midst of the second wave of the pandemic in India.