IPL 2021 Phase 2 – IPL Foreign players availability: After BCCI made Caribbean Premier League changed their dates for the sake of IPL 2021, franchises are super-confident that the BCCI will engage in positive discussions with all the foreign boards and make players available for the remaining games.
“What we were made aware after the BCCI SGM is that the board will be speaking to the foreign boards and check on the availability of the foreign cricketers. We are confident that the BCCI will find the best possible solution and honestly it is a matter of the BCCI officials speaking to the respective board officials, so we should wait to hear from the board on this.
“Yes, if we do end up missing some of the foreign stars, that is an area which would need some attention when it comes to picking replacements as the foreign players are also integral to the teams. Team balance can go for a toss, so keeping fingers crossed on that one,” a franchise official told ANI.
CPL 2021: Organisers tweak schedule to avoid clash with remainder of IPL in UAE
IPL 2021 Phase 2 – BCCI again weaves their magic, Caribbean Premier League agrees to advance dates for IPL 2021: What comes a piece of extremely positive news for the BCCI, Carribean Premier League (CPL) has agreed to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) request to change in dates to ensure the availability of West Indies players in the IPL 2021 Phase 2. According to the information, BCCI had put in a request to Cricket West Indies to prepone CPL 2021 by week to 10 days.
“CWI is doing our best to help facilitate a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without a conflicting overlap,” Ricky Skerritt, the president of CWI, told Cricbuzz confirming the proposed changes in the schedule.
The development took place after BCCI Secretary Jay Shah called the CPL COO Pete Russell. The report further stated that CPL will take place from August 25 to September 15. Originally, the tournament was slated to take place from August 28 to September 19.
The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League will be played between September 19 and October 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Indian cricket board confirmed on Wednesday.
“IPL will be held between September 19 and October 15,” Rajeev Shukla, vice-president of the BCCI had said.
IPL 2021 Phase 2 – CPL Change dates for IPL: “Both IPL and CPL are important to CWI, to our cricketers and to fans,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Ricky Skerritt, the CWI President as saying.
“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,” he added.
This year the tournament will take place in St Kitts & Nevis with all 33 matches being played at Warner Park. This follows on from the successful staging of CPL in Trinidad & Tobago in 2020.
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