IPL 2021: Season to resume on Sep 19, final on Oct 15, says report

BCCI was reorganized on the day the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League resumed in the United Arab Emirates. IPL 2021 first resumption match will be played on 19 September, while the final will be played on 15 October, the day India celebrates Dussehra this year.
In an interview with ANI, a BCCI official familiar with the recent developments of the meeting between BCCI and the Emirates Cricket Council (ECB) said discussions were going well and the Indian Council was confident that the remaining Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi IPL matches would be successful.
“The discussions went very well and with the ECB, which had organized the event verbally before SGM BCCI, it was about closing the deal last week. The first game after the resumption of the season will take place on September 19, as long as we will have the final on October 15. BCCI always interested in the 25-day window to complete the remaining matches,” the official said.
When asked about the situation regarding the availability of foreign players, the official said talks were ongoing and the Council of India expected a positive outcome.
“Discussions have started and we remain hopeful that most foreign players are available. If any of them fail, we will decide how to proceed. But for now, we remain hopeful and “in hope of an action-packed ending to the 14th edition in the United Arab Emirates,” the official said.
In fact, the franchisee is also confident that BCCI will have positive discussions with overseas boards and provide players for other games.
“After the BCCI SGC, we were informed that the board would talk to the overseas council and check the availability of overseas cricketers. We believe that BCCI will provide the best solution and, frankly, that is the question. The BCCI employee is talking to the relevant employee, so we will have to wait until we learn about this from the board of directors.
“Yes, if we end up losing some overseas stars, this is an area to pay attention to when selecting substitutes as overseas players are also an integral part of the team. Team balance can be thrown off so you push each other on,” the franchise employee said.

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