UAE to host remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021, confirms BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India also known as the World’s richest board took some important decisions in the recently concluded Annual General Meeting(AGM) on Saturday.

IPL Canceled

As per the latest developments, all the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 are all set to take place in UAE  however this decision is not surprising at all, considering what has gone by in India in the last few months due to COVID -19.

The overseas players will be reluctant to come to India to take part in the remaining matches of the marquee event which is touted as one of the best competition in the world when it comes to T20 cricket.

However, BCCI, iterated that the decision to conduct IPL in UAE not in India in the month of September-October is due to monsoon season in India.

 “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.

“The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL,” the statement read.

Also, BCCI is looking to ask for some more time from International Cricket Council(ICC) to explore all the possibilities to host T20 World Cup in India.

However, the chances for ICC to think about this decision are quite meager as India is battling hard with the second wave of COVID-19 at the moment.

“The BCCI SGM further authorized the Office Bearers to seek an extension of time from the ICC to take an appropriate call on the hosting of ICC T20 World Cup 2021,” the statement further read.