IPL 2021: BCCI exploring possibility of pushing again closing to fifteen October to cut back doubleheaders

IPL 2021: BCCI exploring possibility of pushing again closing to fifteen October to cut back doubleheaders

New Delhi: The BCCI brass is exploring the choice of utilizing the complete window of the Indian Premier League by pushing the ultimate again to fifteen October with a purpose to cut back the variety of doubleheaders within the UAE’s searing September warmth.

As PTI had first reported, the match will begin on Sunday, 19 September and whereas the ultimate was tentatively deliberate for 10 October, the BCCI in addition to the Emirates Cricket Board are mulling stretching the profitable T20 occasion until 15 October.

“15 September to fifteen October is the window. Initially, BCCI was considering of getting 10 doubleheaders. However, within the third and fourth week of September, having 10 afternoon matches will be bodily exhausting for gamers in such a brief window,” a BCCI supply instructed PTI on the situation of anonymity.

“So if 15 October, which is a Friday is zeroed in on, it is mainly the beginning of the weekend in India and in Dubai, it is a vacation which can permit followers to come back in and luxuriate in a high-profile sport of cricket. It serves a twin goal. Additionally, the variety of doubleheaders could possibly be lowered to 5 – 6, as an alternative of 10,” the supply mentioned.

Presently, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, appearing CEO Hemang Amin, treasurer Arun Dhumal, joint secretary Jayesh George and IPL chairman Brijesh Patel are within the UAE to finalise the preparations.

Secretary Jay Shah is again in India after a sequence of conferences with the Emirates Cricket Board officers and a recce of the venues.

The Indian staff’s final Check in England is in Manchester and if it goes the space, then it’s going to end on 14 September. The subsequent day, the Indian contingent of IPL gamers can be flown through a constitution flight from Manchester to Dubai.

They may must endure a three-day onerous quarantine within the UAE however that could possibly be waived off since they are going to be coming into from the UK bio-bubble.

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