IPL 2021 Date Announced : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to move out the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) out of the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak but they are very much keen on hosting the upcoming edition in India.
IPL 2020 was played in UAE across three venues – Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai in which the defending champions Mumbai Indians lifted the trophy for a record fifth time after beating Delhi Capitals in the finals.
The BCCI is all set to bring the tournament back to India which is set to begin in April. It will be a 52-day tournament played over 6 venues in bio-bubble secure environments.
As per the reports, the 14th edition of IPL is likely to begin on April 9 and will be played across 6 venues in India with the tournament final scheduled to be played on 30th May.
Earlier, the IPL 2021 final was scheduled to be played in the first week of June but the entire tournament has been advanced by one week so that the Indian players get ample time for the World Test Championship Finals that is scheduled for June 18th in Lords against New Zealand.
The BCCI zeroed on the 6 venues in India where bio-bubbles will be created. Ahmedabad, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Mumbai are the six IPL 2021 venues that are to be finalized in the IPL governing council meeting.
IPL GC Chairman Brijesh Patel has said that the exact dates, venues, and a proper IPL 2021 schedule will be further discussed and decided in the IPL Governing Council meeting which will be held in sometime.
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