IPL 2021 Phase 2: CPL 2021 schedule amended on BCCI’s request, CWI says, ‘Cricket administrators must collaborate in COVID-19

IPL 2021 Phase 2: CPL 2021 schedule amended on BCCI's request, CWI says, 'Cricket administrators must collaborate in COVID-19
IPL 2021 Phase 2: CPL 2021 schedule amended on BCCI's request, CWI says, 'Cricket administrators must collaborate in COVID-19

IPL 2021 Phase 2: CPL 2021 schedule amended on BCCI’s request, CWI Prez Ricky Skerritt says, ‘Cricket administrators must collaborate in COVID-19 era’- Following discussions between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and Cricket West Indies (CWI), the dates of this year’s T20 tournament have been amended.

The CPL will now start on August 26 and will conclude on September 15. “This year’s tournament will be played in St Kitts and Nevis with all 33 matches taking place at Warner Park,” stated an official release.

Meanwhile, IPL 2021 Phase 2 will be played in UAE but what has not been announced are the dates of the tournament. According to the information available with InsideSport.co, BCCI has zeroed down on September 17 as the start date of IPL 2021 remaining matches. The finals of the 14th edition of the league will be played on 10th October.

Earlier, President of Cricket West Indies, Ricky Skerritt, had confirmed that CWI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) were engaged in talks for a tweaked CPL schedule to accommodate the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: CPL 2021 schedule amended on BCCI’s request, CWI Prez Ricky Skerritt says, ‘Cricket administrators must collaborate in COVID-19 era’

The CPL, which was originally scheduled to commence on August 28, will now be played in St Kitts and Nevis between August 26 and September 15.

“Both IPL and CPL are important to CWI, to our cricketers, and to fans. CWI’s role was to facilitate arrangements for a non-overlapping and smooth transition from one tournament to the next. Cricket administrators must collaborate if cricket is to survive the risks and costs of Covid-19,” Skerritt noted in an official release by CWI.

All 33 matches of the 2021 CPL will be played at Warner Park with a cap of 50 per cent capacity for vaccinated spectators.

Meanwhile, IPL franchises are also confident that the BCCI will engage in positive discussions with all the foreign boards and make players available for the remaining games.

IPL 2021 Phase 2: CPL 2021 schedule amended on BCCI’s request, CWI Prez Ricky Skerritt says, ‘Cricket administrators must collaborate in COVID-19 era’

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