Mumbai: The remaining matches of the IPL, which were halted in the wake of the covid expansion, will start in the UAE from September 19. The final fight will take place on October 15, reports the news agency ANI. According to the news agency, discussions between the BCCI and the Emirates Cricket Board have been successful and an agreement has been reached on the date. The remaining matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. It has not been decided whether foreign players will play in the second phase of the IPL. Most cricket boards have refused to release players. But the BCCI has not given up hope.
‘Negotiations are underway to field foreign players. We hope to be able to play most of them. If the players can no longer reach out then decide what to do. We are confident that the remaining matches of the current 14th season will be completed. ‘ The BCCI official clarified. The franchises also hope that the BCCI will make the right decision regarding the availability of foreign players. “The franchises hope that the BCCI will talk to the foreign cricket boards and take a favorable decision,” he said.
The Rajasthan Royals, led by Sanju Samson, have suffered a setback as the 14th season of the IPL, which was halted due to the spread of Kovid disease in Biobable, is set to resume next month.
England’s star batsman Jose Buttler will miss the rest of the IPL. Butler and wife Lewis are expecting their second child. The actress’ withdrawal is related to the birth of the baby. The Rajasthan Royals themselves made the announcement on Twitter.
Butler has been replaced by New Zealander Glenn Phillips. The IPL was suspended in May following the expansion of Kovid after 29 matches. The tournament will resume on September 19 in the UAE.