IPL 2021 Phase 2: Great news for IPL, England tour to Bangladesh postponed clearing deck for England players to play IPL

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Great news coming IPL way, England tour to Bangladesh will be postponed clearing deck for England players to play IPL
IPL 2021 Phase 2: Great news coming IPL way, England tour to Bangladesh will be postponed clearing deck for England players to play IPL

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – England Players in IPL: It seems the BCCI has again weaved some magic. This time on England & Wales Cricket Board. According to the information coming in from UK, the major roadblock in form of England players participation in IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE is set to be removed. The tour of England team to Bangladesh according to reports is all set to be postponed.

This means England players will now be allowed to play IPL 2021.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: Great news coming IPL way, England tour to Bangladesh will be postponed clearing deck for England players to play IPL

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – England Players to Play IPL: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph, England vs Bangadesh 3 Match T20 & 3 Match ODI series is all set to be postponed. The report claims that official announcement in this regard will be made soon and the development will allow England cricketers to play in IPL 2021 Phase 2.

  • It is worth noting that IPL Phase 2 is now scheduled from Sep 19th to October 15th in UAE.
  • ECB’s Cricket Directory Ashley Giles had sternly announced in the month of June that ‘no England player will be allowed to participate in the IPL as England team will tour Bangladesh’
  • England’s IPL contingent includes stars like Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan, would be expected to play for the international side if England games clashed with the IPL.
  • The report says, England players will now be allowed to choose whether they want to play in the remainder of the tournament.

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Great news coming IPL way, England tour to Bangladesh will be postponed clearing deck for England players to play IPL

Did BCCI again weaved their magic? Now the question doing the rounds is, did BCCI again weaved some magic to covince ECB to cancel the Bangladesh tour.

The answer most probably is yes.

The report says, presence of English players in the latter stages of this year’s IPL is likely to strengthen relations between the BCCI & ECB and the English board hopes that BCCI will reciproacte their gesture to allow Indian players for The Hundred.

“It’s an ongoing conversation. We always have conversations with the BCCI about how we can work better together, how we can work closer together. One of those things is how can we make sure our brilliant talent is available for IPL and maybe your brilliant talent is available for the Hundred.” Sanjay Patel, the managing director of the Hundred, told Telegraph Sport last month.

Ultimate confirmation of the news about the tour of Bangladesh will be made by the Bangladesh Cricket Board, the home board responsible for overseeing the series.

IPL 2021 Phase 2 Schedule: Check schedule, format of remaining matches of IPL 2021

Meanwhile the Indian Board had two weeks already had announced the schedule for the remainder of the VIVO IPL 2021 which will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A total number of 31 matches will be played in the duration of 27 days.

The 14th season, which was postponed in May this year in the wake of the pandemic, will resume on 19th September in Dubai with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

The  action will then shift to Abu Dhabi where the Kolkata Knight Riders will square off against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sharjah will host its first game on 24th September when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Chennai Super Kings.

In all, 13 matches will be held in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah and 8 in Abu Dhabi.

There will be 7 double headers (5 matches already played in India – total of 12 matches) with the first match starting at 3:30PM IST (2:00PM Gulf Standard Time). All evening matches will start at 7:30PM IST (6:00PM Gulf Standard Time).

Final game of the league stage will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals on 8th October.

The 1st Qualifier will be played in Dubai on 10th October. The Eliminator & Qualifier 2 will be played in Sharjah on 11th & 13th October respectively with Dubai hosting the Final of VIVO IPL 2021 on 15th October this year.

Team-wise segregation of number of matches at each venue

 

Dubai

Sharjah

Abu Dhabi

CSK

3

2

2

DC

3

2

1

KKR

2

2

3

MI

2

2

3

PBKS

3

2

1

RCB

3

2

2

RR

3

2

2

SRH

3

2

2

 

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