- The second half of IPL-2021 will start on September 19 in UAE
- The first match will be played between Rohit’s Mumbai and Dhoni’s Chennai
- A BCCI official also confirmed the dates of the knockout matches
The wait of the fans for the second phase of the 2021 season of the world’s largest T20 league IPL is over. The tournament will start again in the UAE from September 19. The first match will be played between Mumbai Indians captained by Rohit Sharma and Chennai Super Kings captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The IPL was suspended in India on May 4 after several cases of Kovid-19 infection in a biologically safe environment.
A BCCI official from ANI confirmed the dates. “Yes, we are resuming the tournament with the match between MI-CSK on September 19,” the source said. Qualifiers 1 and 2 will be played on October 10 and 13, while the eliminator will be played on October 11. The full schedule of the remaining games will be released soon.
Last week, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jai Shah had officially informed that the board has decided to hold the Indian Premier League in the UAE. Shah met with Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Social Development and Khalid Al Jaruni.
The BCCI secretary posted the photos on Twitter and captioned the post – The second half of the IPL will be in the UAE. Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan and Khalid Al Jaruni Thank you for your friendship. We will face challenges together.
The 14th edition of IPL will be held in UAE. The BCCI is confident that maximum foreign players will be available for the tournament, even if it is being played just before the start of the T20 World Cup. The dates of this year’s CPL T20 tournament have been revised following discussions between the BCCI, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI). The CPL will now start on August 26 and end on September 15. “This year’s tournament will be played in St. Kitts and Nevis, with all 33 matches at Warner Park,” an official release said.