New Delhi: The remaining 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE between September 19 and October 15. This was confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials on Wednesday, June 9.
The BCCI was earlier also considering the month of September, but the confirmation of the start of the event was still in doubt. Now, BCCI has finally cleared all doubts. The Indian board is still in talks with overseas boards on the availability of various players from England, Australia, West Indies, and South Africa, with no official word yet. But now the dates are fixed and BCCI can fix things.
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According to a Times Now report, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla said, "The IPL will be held from September 19 to October 15."
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah had a virtual meeting with the ICC on June 1 to discuss the possibility of hosting the T20 World Cup in India. For the same, BCCI has sought time till June 28. Right after the IPL gets over, the World Cup schedule is expected to start immediately and if not India, then perhaps the UAE will host the event.
The ICC clarified its stand on the conclusion of IPL just before the start of the T20 World Cup, saying that there is no essential difference between the two events.
An ICC official said, "We will release the date and venue of the T20 World Cup in July itself. We cannot comment on it right now. But there is no rule on the need for a gap before an ICC event. ICC needs 10 days to prepare the pitch and ground before the season. That too is a norm but not a mandatory rule.
Asked whether the small gap between the IPL and the conclusion of the T20 World Cup will make a bad difference to the player, Shukla said a small gap will not be a problem as the opening round of global matches will be played between countries that do not play test matches.