The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to finalize the schedule for the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, however, the establishments have already started preparing for the remaining 31 games scheduled to be taking place in UAE in September-October. The best three franchises on the IPL point table fiend the need to move early and they have informed the BCCI about their arrangements to be in Dubai by August 20.
As per the reports in Cricbuzz, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals will be arriving in Dubai by August 20 and start their camp. Considering the pandemic and rainstorm, the different sides have racked up plans to hold a camp in India.
Informing the same, CSK CEO, Kasi Viswanathan said, “We want to be there by August 15, latest by 20th and we have informed the BCCI that we want to be there by then. We are hoping to get the required permissions, without which the logistical plans will be difficult to execute.”
Delhi Capitals officials also have affirmed that they will be reaching Dubai by a similar time, and they have effectively informed the BCCI/IPL authorities. The third group that needs to reach early is Royal Challengers Bangalore however an affirmation from them couldn’t be acquired.
The BCCI had at first told the franchises that the new timetable can be anticipated by July 15 yet it has not yet been cursed at this point. Top BCCI officials are currently in Dubai, having gone there and Oman for the dispatch of the T20 WC. Consequently, the remaining matches of IPL 2021 dates are expected only after they come back to the country, which is in the next few days.
The IPL is relied upon to restart on September 19-20 and wrap up by October 15.