The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has allowed the IPL franchises to start heading to UAE after August 10 for the remainder of the 2021 season of the lucrative league following which, the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will reportedly head to Dubai next weekend.
The 14th edition of the cash-rich league will resume with defending champions Mumbai Indians locking horns with the Yellow Brigade, which is reportedly to arrive in Dubai on August 14 or 15.
Notably, the main concern for the remainder of IPL 2021 is on the availability of foreign players and after reports surfaced that England’s tour of Bangladesh has been indefinitely postponed, it is most likley that the English players will be ready for the league.
The England team was supposed to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in September-October.
While players from South Africa, New Zealand and West Indies are most likley to be available, it is players from England and Australia who are yet to get a go-ahead to participate in the IPL remainder.
Significantly, the IPL 2021 remainder, which was postponed in May this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume on September 19 in Dubai where a total of 31 matches will be played in the within 27 days.
Overall, 13 matches will be held in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah, and 8 in Abu Dhabi.