IPL 2021 New Dates and Venue: When and Where will IPL 2021 resume? All you need to know about IPL 2021 new dates & tentative venue: With the IPL 2021 suspended, a lot of speculation is being made regarding the next step for the BCCI with respect to the rescheduling of the Indian Premier League 2021.
With India set to play the final match of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship followed by a five-match Test series in England and the ICC T20 World Cup, finding a month-long period will be no mean task for the cricket board.
If reports are to be believed, BCCI are already contemplating resuming the biggest T20 league in September right after the Indian players return from their tour of England.
September window: Considering if the IPL is played in September, it still is highly likely to affect international scheduling as India are expected to host New Zealand before the T20 World Cup.
Late-November window: If IPL 2021 is resumed in this window, it will only be possible after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup which will be played between October 18 and November 15. Hpwever, the BCCI is yet to provide any confirmation regarding the final start date of the tournament.
IPL 2021 New Dates and Venue: When and Where will IPL 2021 resume? All you need to know about IPL 2021 new dates & tentative venues
IPL 2021 New venue for Remaining Matches: What are the likely options
As there is ICC Test Championship and ICC T20 World Cup to take place in 2021, BCCI is finding it difficult to get a slot for the remaining matches of IPL. BCCI President has already said that the IPL governing council will have to discuss with boards of other countries and see if a window can be made available for hosting the 31 matches left, before the T20 World Cup.
IPL 2021 Remaining Season Option 1 – UAE
The first and most likely option is to take the league to UAE. BCCI had conducted a successful IPL 2020 and might follow the same route for the remaining 31 matches. Furthermore, given the current situation, UAE can also be the venue for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The Indian players will finish their England tour on September 14, after which they can fly to UAE and serve the week’s quarantine and finish the matches.
IPL 2021 Remaining Season Option 2 – England
Moving to the United Kingdom is another option that is on the table. The BCCI can make use of the end of English summer to conclude the league. The Indian team will travel to England by end of May for the World Test Championship in June against New Zealand. They will be stationed there until the completion of the five-Test series against England.
IPL 2021 Remaining Season Option 3 – Australia
The Down Under will is the third option suggested to the BCCI. If BCCI decides, and the Australian government eases its policies in the next four months, Australia can for the first time host the Indian Premier League.
IPL 2021 Remaining Season Option 4 – Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka cricket is the latest country to throw the hat in the ring in their efforts to host the remainder of IPL 2021. Moving the remaining matches to Sri Lanka could be helpful for BCCI logistically and would be a possible option that the India board might weigh in before taking the final call.
IPL 2021 Points Table: How things stand so far
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League had to be suspended midway. With 29 matches played out of a total 60 games, let’s have a look at how the teams stand in the IPL 2021 Points Table so far.
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||0||10||-0.171|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||4||-0.494|