UAE may host IPL’s remaining matches, final decision on May 29

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will soon be taking a decision on holding remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 matches, which were halted after some players and staff tested positive for Covid-19, at special general meeting on May 29, wherein entire domestic cricket schedule for 2021-22 will also be discussed.

“As of now, nothing has been finalised (regarding IPL),” a top BCCI official said. 

The franchise has also not been notified about the possibility of holding remaining matches. “There is nothing concrete yet. But we are aware that the Board is likely decide the matter on May 29 and may convey to us after that,” a franchise official said.

As many as 31 matches are remaining in IPL 2021 while 29 matches were competed between the eight teams. 

While the board is yet to come to a decision, rumours are rife that UAE, where the 2020 instalment took place, will be IPL’s home for remaining matches.

Jay Shah, secretary of BCCI, had earlier issued a note to state associations, calling them for a special general meeting.

“Notice is hereby given for a Special General Meeting of the BCCI which will be held on May 29, 2021 virtually to transact the following business: Discussion on the upcoming cricket season in view of the pandemic situation prevailing in India,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a note addressed to the state cricket associations.

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