The second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between September 19 and October 15. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) general secretary Rajiv Shukla has confirmed this. The second phase of IPL will be played in UAE. The tournament was postponed on May 4 after Corona’s case came to light in the IPL Bio Bubble. Given the state of the corona epidemic in India, it was decided to shift it from India to the UAE.
In the year 2020 also IPL was played in UAE. Before the postponement of IPL 2021, 29 matches were played in India. The remaining 31 matches will be played in the UAE from September 15. According to the Times of India, BCCI general secretary Rajiv Shukla said that the IPL would be held between September 15 and October 15. These tournaments will be played just before the T20 World Cup. However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not officially announced the dates.
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India is hosting the T20 World Cup. It can be shifted to UAE. The BCCI has until June 28 to tell the ICC whether it is in a position to host the tournament. Corona epidemic situation in India is not completely under control. In case the T20 World Cup starts from October 18, it will start 3 days after the end of the IPL. The ICC said on Wednesday that there is no rule of mandatory difference between domestic tournaments and. We will announce the date and venue of the T20 World Cup in July itself.
On the other hand, when Shukla was asked that the gap between IPS and T20 World Cup would be less, he said that it would not be a problem as non-Test playing nations are likely to be included in the initial phase. The T20 World Cup 2021 has 16 teams, including five non-Test playing nations.
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