Good news for Indian Premier League (IPL) fans. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the dates for the remaining matches of IPL 2021. The second phase (Phase 2) of IPL 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September. The final of the tournament will be on October 15. News agency ANI has given this information.
In the year 2021, the festival of Dussehra is on the 15th of October. A BCCI official, who is aware of the developments of the recent meetings between the BCCI and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), told the news agency that the discussions went well. The BCCI is confident that the remaining IPL games will be successfully held in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi.
The official said, “The discussion was really good. The ECB had given verbal approval to us to host the event even before the BCCI SGM. This was to confirm the talks held last week. After the resumption of the season, the first match will be played on 19 September. The final of the tournament will be held on October 15.
Asked about the status of the availability of foreign players, the official said that talks are on. BCCI is hopeful of positive results. He said, ‘Discussions have started. We are expecting more foreign players to be available. If some of those players are not able to come, we will decide on the future course of action. However, for now, the 14th season of IPL in UAE is expected to end with an action-packed end.
He said that the franchise is also confident that BCCI will reach a positive conclusion with the foreign boards and will provide players for the remaining matches. A franchise official said, “After the BCCI SGM, we were told that the board will talk to foreign boards and check the availability of foreign cricketers. We are confident that BCCI will find the best solution.
He said, “BCCI officials are talking to the officials of the respective boards. We should wait to hear the board’s decision. He said, “Yes, if we miss some foreign stars, then it is a subject when it comes to choosing their substitutes. Foreign players are also an integral part of teams. For now let’s see what happens.
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