CPL dates tweaked after consulting BCCI: CWI

Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has confirmed that the dates of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) had been tweaked in consultation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to accommodate the remaining matches of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Earlier, the IPL 20201 was suspended on May 4 due to the emergence of Covid-19 cases inside the tournament’s bio-bubble.

While earlier, the CPL was scheduled to commence on August 28 and end on September 19, it will now be played at St Kitts and Nevis between August 26 and September 15.

After th3 development, several cricketers, who play in the CPL, will now be able to fly to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to patticipate in the IPL 2021 remainder.

A CWI statement on Tuesday said: “President of Cricket West Indies, Ricky Skerritt, has confirmed that CWI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) engaged in talks for a tweaked CPL schedule to accommodate the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL).”

“The CPL which was originally scheduled to commence on August 28th will now be played in St Kitts and Nevis between August 26 and September 15.”

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