Tuesday, September 21, 2021

BCCI in talks with CWI to promote the start of CPL and avoid clashes with IPL

By PTI

NEW DELHI: BCCI is trying to convince the Cricket West Indies to advance the start of the Caribbean Premier League by a week or ten days to ensure a smooth transfer of bubble to bubble of players for the IPL’s resumption in the United Arab Emirates in September.

Suspended midway through its 14th season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCCI on Saturday approved the resumption of the lucrative Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates in mid-September.

The CPL is scheduled to kick off on August 28 with the final being played on September 19, while the remainder of the IPL is likely to be held from September 18 to October 10, leaving players no time to settle down. down.

“We are in talks with the Cricket West Indies.

We hope that if the CPL can be completed a few days in advance, it will help transfer bubble to all players to Dubai and in time to implement the mandatory three-day quarantine, “a BCCI source familiar with development, PTI said Sunday.

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If BCCI and CWI do not reach an agreement on dates, some of the biggest players may miss the first few games or perhaps be the first half of the IPL.

The big names involved in both T20 leagues are the Mumbai Indians’ five-time IPL-winning influential all-rounder Kieron Pollard, the sinister Chris Gayle, the experienced all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran , Fabien Allen, Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine and Trinidad and Tobago coach Brendon McCullum, who is also at the helm of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The upcoming release will be CPL’s ninth season and features some of the format’s biggest superstars from around the world.

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IPL’s resumption was approved during BCCI’s SGM on Saturday, less than a month after the league was suspended due to COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble.

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BCCI in talks with CWI to promote the start of CPL and avoid clashes with IPL
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