Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League will be held in the UAE. In a statement by BCCI secretary Jay Shah, ‘the move was made considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year’.
‘The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL. The BCCI SGM further authorised the Office Bearers to seek an extension of time from the ICC to take an appropriate call on the hosting of ICC T20 World Cup 2021,’ the statement put on the BCCI website read.
The IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely on May 4 following a sudden surge of COVID-19 cases inside the league’s bio-bubble with players like KKR’S Varun Chakravathy, Sandeep Warrier and Prasidh Krishna along with Sunrisers Hyderbad’s Wriddhiman Saha and Chennai Super Kings’ batting coach Michael Hussey, all testing positive for the virus.
Last year too the IPL 2020, 13th edition was played in Dubai Abu Dhabi and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10. Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title beating Delhi Capitals in the Final .