IPL Phase 2 2021 New Schedule: Dates, Live streaming & Broadcaster, Final Date, Venue, Time, teams, squads all you need to know
After much discussion on Saturday, it was decided by the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) that IPL 2021 Phase 2 will be played in UAE but what was not announced as the dates of the tournament. BCCI has zeroed down on September 17 as the start date of IPL 2021 remaining matches. The finals of the 14th edition of the league will be played on 10th October.
IPL Phase 2 2021- BCCI wants CPL to be advanced by 10 days: The reason why the BCCI hasn’t announced the dates is the Caribbean Premier League that is the question which floating in the minds of cricket lovers because CPL 2021 is scheduled from 28th Aug to Sep 19th. As BCCI wants to start IPL 2021 remaining games from Sep 17th, they want CPL 2021 to be advanced by 7-10 days so that all Caribbean and other cricketers stay available for IPL Phase 2.
However, more than calling a painful and Introducing two new teams, the Sourav Ganguly-led board is focused on completing the IPL 2021. BCCI had to move 31 matches of IPL 2021 to the UAE after the tournament was suspended midway through the season due COVID-19 outbreak.
“Some players may like the idea of not wanting to be retained and will want to head into the auction pool. That’s because there’s an increase in the salary purse and two new teams are being added. So, there’ll be a rush to grab talent. Expect some leading Indian cricketers to forward their names for the auction,” say those tracking developments
Dates for IPL Phase 2
The BCCI’s Vice President Rajeev Shukla has said that the board plans to host the remaining IPL 2021 in UAE between September 19 to October 15.
IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|2||Chennai Super Kings||7||5||2||1.263||10|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||-0.171||10|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||-0.494||4|
However, the dates and schedule for IPL 2021 Phase 2 have not been announced officially yet and that is causing confusion among fans.
Furthermore, the other headache the board has is the foreign players’ availability. During the September-October window, England, Bangladesh, and New Zealand will be busy playing bilateral series and warm-up matches for the ICC T20 World Cup and thus players’ availability will be a concern.
While Cricket Australia is yet to comment on the players’ availability, most of the cricketers including Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and David Warner are likely to be rested, ruling them out of IPL Phase 2. Furthermore, with Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021) set to finish only on September 19, at least nine West Indian cricketers could be unavailable for the first week.
BCCI will need to sort that out while also convince ECB to release at least a few players, who might not be picked for their tour of Bangladesh.
Additionally, the BCCI is planning the big media-rights auction too, towards the end of 2021. With the month of March now potentially being available to them for an early start of IPL 2023 onwards – that’ll help the board accommodate 90-plus matches between 10 teams – the board and the industry expects a minimum 25% increase in the value of media rights going forward.
“We have waited for a long time due to covid crises but now since IPL Phase 2 dates announced we are feeling very good about it and we are looking forward to the matches which are going to be played” IPL fans