Venue to held remaining IPL matches finalised
Published: 04:58 PM, 29 May 2021
The Indian Premier League (IPL), which was suspended earlier this month as a new coronavirus wave hit India, will be finished in the United Arab Emirates in September and October, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Saturday.
The world’s richest cricket tournament was half suspended when it was halted on May 4 after some players and team staff returned positive tests for the coronavirus when a bio-secure bubble was breached.
Nearly 30 IPL games were held in four Indian cities before the league was shut down.
In a statement, the BCCI said that the decision to take the league to UAE was made during a special general meeting of the cricket board and “members unanimously agreed to resume the IPL.”
The Indian cricket board also said since it will be monsoon season in the months of September and October in India, the decision was taken to complete the league in the UAE.
India is also scheduled to host the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November. But it is also at risk from the pandemic. The tournament is due to be discussed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) next Tuesday.