IPL 2021 In UAE: The remaining fixtures of the IPL 2021 are set to be contested in Mid September this year, and the BCCI are doing their best to ensure the availability of most international players. New Zealand and Mumbai Indians’ premium fast bowler Trent Boult has recently stated that he was looking forward to compete in the UAE.
“It was differently different to play half of the tournament. Looks like it is moving forward to the UAE, it was held very nicely last year there. If I’ll get a chance I’ll be looking forward to finish that campaign off myself,”
“I suppose things obviously escalated pretty quickly over there. I made the decision to come home and get a bit of time with family,”
“Very grateful in the first place to be involved in the IPL to get an opportunity to play on that stage. What happened was unfortunate, I’m glad that I got out safely and can move forward now.”
The England Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket do want their players available for national duty instead of taking part in the IPL, but the BCCI is expected to have a meeting with all boards soon enough.
Trent Boult and the Mumbai Indians have fond memories in the UAE, as they ended up claiming their 5th IPL title. Boult was one of the standout figures, as he scalped 25 wickets from 15 appearances in the previous edition.
As of now, the Mumbai Indians are 4th in the league with eight points and will be keen on defending their title for the third straight time.
With 31 games to be played in IPL Phase 2, the BCCI are planning to conduct the tournament from September 15 to October 10 in the UAE. It is being said, that there will be an increase in double headers in order to wrap up the league within a 24-day window.