The BCCI has formally decided to stage the remaining of the IPL 2021 in UAE, despite the weather issues it may experience in September and October, at its Special General Meeting today.
The BCCI general secretary Jay Shah said in a statement on Saturday that the board chose UAE because of the monsoon season in India in September and October.
It’s possible that the final may take place on October 9 or 10. The three-week window will be sufficient for the league to complete its remaining 31 games for the season, resulting in a win-win situation for the BCCI, teams, and broadcasters.
IPL has been moved to UAE for this season: Vice-President BCCI Rajeev Shukla to ANI pic.twitter.com/wqEukw6KGP— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2021
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year,” Shah said in a statement.
The Indian squad’s final Test match against England is scheduled to end on September 14 in Manchester, and the entire team (excluding Hanuma Vihari and Abhimanyu Easwaran) would be flown to the UAE on a chartered airplane for a “bubble to bubble” move the next day.
The decision to hold the IPL in the UAE was widely anticipated. As previously reported, the BCCI has an informal agreement with the Emirates Cricket Board in the United Arab Emirates.
The BCCI stated that the safety of the players, support staff, and other participants involved in the IPL’s organization is important. This decision was made with all stakeholders’ safety, health, and well-being in mind.