The postponed Indian Premier League will temporarily resume in the UAE on September 18 or 19, with 10 double headers to be played in the three-week window, a senior BCCI official told PTI on Tuesday.
The final, which takes place on October 9 or 10, is enough to complete the remaining 31 games for the three-week window league season, a win-win scenario for all primary shareholders, including the BCCI, franchises and broadcasters.
The IPL has been postponed to May 4 following the revelation of several Kovid-19 cases inside the bio-bubble.
“BCCI has spoken to all the shareholders and it is likely to start from September 18 to 20. Since September 18 is Saturday and Sunday 19, you are likely to re-launch it on the weekend,” the official on PTI told PTI.
“Similarly, the weekend will be October 9 or 10 final. We are finalizing the journey and there will be 10 double headers and seven evening matches along with four major games (two qualifiers, one eliminator and the final) that will complete the list of 31 matches, ”the official said.
The Indian team’s last Test match against England ends in Manchester on September 14 and the next day, the entire team (protect Hanuma Vihari and Abhimanyu Ishwaran) is sent to the UAE on a chartered flight for a “bubble to bubble”. Transfer.
“The Indian team and the English players will fly on a single charter flight from Manchester to Dubai. Similarly, the West Indies players will also fly after completing their Caribbean Premier League engagements. There will be a three-day detention for players from the UK and the Caribbean,” the sources said.
The franchise official confirmed that a communication has been received from BCCI on the matter.
“The BCCI has told us to be ready for the tournament. We have been given time from September 15 to 20,” a team official said.
India white ball series against South Africa canceled:
The BCCI has decided to cancel the T20 series against South Africa in September.
“The series cannot be held and in any case there is no better preparation for the T20 World Cup than playing a high intensity tournament like the IPL.
“India are likely to play extra games when they tour South Africa early next year,” the sources said.
The two-Test home series against NZ could also change
The India home season has two Test series against New Zealand in November and the dates may change when the T20 World Cup ends.
BCCI, for the time being, will not relinquish its hosting rights and while waiting for the COVID-19 situation in India to unfold, countries with the worst health emergency since independence have very little chance of going to India.