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Remaining IPL Fixtures Could Be Played In UAE

Remaining IPL Fixtures Could Be Played In UAE

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he Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly set to announce the remaining 31 games of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), between September and October.

After the suspension of the league due to increased COVID-19 cases among IPL players and staff, the league is set to recommence across a 30-day window in the UAE.

With India’s five-test series against England is due to end on September 14, the BCCI will contact the English Cricket Board (ECB) asking for the nine-day gap between tests two and three to be shortened to four days.

Should England not agree with the change, there will still be a 30 day window between September 15 and October 15, with double headers likely to take place in the IPL, meaning 16 matches could be played in eight days.

To make the situation more complex, the T20 World Cup is due to begin in India on October 18, with the UAE also being considered as a back-up location by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The ICC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in India before deciding on the World Cup location.

Should the event be held in the UAE it would add to an already overwhelming fixture schedule in the country, which will include the Pakistan Super League (PSL), due to resume in June.

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