“IPL will be held between September 19 and October 15,” Rajeev Shukla, vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), instructed IANS on Wednesday.
There are 31 matches to be played, after the event was suspended on May 4 due to Covid-19 optimistic circumstances within the camps of 4 of the eight franchises. The money-wealthy league was suspended halfway, after the completion of 29 matches.
The second half of the event, to be played in UAE, will nonetheless be too shut to the beginning of the T20 World Cup that begins round mid-October.
Although the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not formally introduced the dates for the T20 World Cup that instantly follows the IPL, October 18 is the date being bandied about in sure quarters.
The T20 World Cup, which is able to be hosted by the BCCI, will doubtless be held within the UAE in addition to one other gulf nation, presumably Oman.
The BCCI has till June 28 to inform the ICC whether or not it’s able to host the event because the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be not over in India.
The October 15 end leaves solely three days between the top of IPL 2021 and the beginning of the T20 World Cup, if it begins on October 18.
The ICC instructed IANS on Wednesday that there was no rule of a compulsory hole between a home event and an ICC event.
“We will release the dates and venue of the T20 World Cup only in July. We cannot comment on it as of now. But there is no rule on the need for a gap ahead of an ICC event. The ICC needs 10 days to prepare the pitch and the ground ahead of an event. That too is a norm and not a rule,” stated an ICC official.
“The rest of it is still being worked out between the BCCI and the ICC. We can talk about it only later,” the official stated.
Asked if the hole will be too little for gamers to swap from IPL to T20 World Cup, Shukla stated the small hole should not be an issue because the preliminary section of T20 World is probably going to contain non-Test enjoying nations.
“There should be no problem with the gap. The first phase of the T20 World Cup will comprise qualifiers [according to BCCI’s knowledge]. So the main teams like India and others will get sufficient gaps,” stated Shukla, implying that the non-Test enjoying nations may be enjoying the event first.
There are 16 groups within the 2021 T20 World Cup, together with 5 non-Test enjoying nations.
Papua New Guinea, the Netherlands, Namibia, Scotland and Oman are additionally collaborating moreover the 11 Test enjoying nations that features Afghanistan and Ireland too.
The preliminary matches involving weaker groups may be hosted in Oman.
The ICC, nonetheless, stated they could not verify this since it’s nonetheless being labored out.
“The process is still being worked out. We cannot comment on it,” stated the ICC official.
On India’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka in July, comprising ODIs and T20Is, Shukla stated that it’s nonetheless underneath works and a remaining determination would be taken quickly.
The broadcasters Sony Sports India, nonetheless, have already come out with the schedule stating that the sequence will start on July 13 and finish on July 25.