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IPL 2021 Was Moved To The UAE Only Due To ‘Weather Restrictions’, Says Jay Shah

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Jay Shah, BCCI secretary defined the explanation behind the board’s resolution to maneuver the rest of the IPL 2021 season to the UAE.

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday confirmed that the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season might be performed within the UAE later this yr.

IPL Trophy.
IPL Trophy. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Jay Shah Insists IPL 2021 Was Moved To The UAE Solely Due To Climate Restrictions As IPL Can’t Be Held In India Throughout Monsoon Season

IPL 2021 needed to be suspended indefinitely earlier this month after COVID-19 instances had been detected within the camps of 4 groups. Whereas the primary section of the event was performed in India, BCCI has now determined to maneuver the remainder of the matches to UAE.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah defined the explanation behind shifting the event to UAE from India. He mentioned the choice was taken as a consequence of climate restrictions and never the COVID-19 scenario within the nation.

Whereas day by day contemporary instances have gone down considerably, India continues to report lakhs of recent COVID-19 instances every day. Nevertheless, Jay Shah mentioned as a result of heavy quantity of rainfall within the nation throughout September it was determined to not host the event in India.

“See we took this resolution to conduct IPL within the UAE as a result of it is going to be monsoon right here and it’ll not be possible to carry matches right here in September and that’s the reason we’re taking IPL to the UAE,” Jay Shah advised YEARS.

Jay Shah © PTI
Jay Shah © PTI

“We’re shifting IPL to the UAE solely as a consequence of climate restrictions as we can’t maintain IPL right here on the time of monsoon. How can we maintain IPL in September in Mumbai or Ahmedabad or some other venues on the time of monsoon? It doesn’t make any sense,” he added.

The choice was taken in BCCI’s Particular Basic Assembly (SGM) on Saturday. As reported earlier, the BCCI has already had a casual settlement with the Emirates Cricket Board. The rest of IPL 2021 has been moved to the UAE and BCCI has earmarked a window in September and October this yr to conduct the matches.

The formal resolution was taken on Saturday (Might 29) to maneuver the rest of IPL 2021 to the UAE – in view of the dangerous climate (monsoon) in India round September-October, when it desires to host the remaining 31 IPL video games.

Jay Shah: BCCI Will Search Time From ICC And Determine Whether or not The T20I World Cup Will Be Staged In India Or Not

Other than IPL 2021, the destiny of T20 World Cup 2021 was additionally mentioned within the assembly with the BCCI deciding to hunt extra time from the ICC to conduct the event in India. BCCI is eager on staging the showpiece occasion in India however is conscious of the challenges possessed by COVID-19.

“And so far as the T20 World Cup is anxious, we are going to search time from ICC and resolve later. As of now, we’re within the thoughts body of holding tournaments within the secure zone and we are going to see how the scenario is within the upcoming days. The one factor I can say for now could be to hunt time from ICC and resolve accordingly,” Shah mentioned.

Sourav Ganguly (BCCI president), Manu Sawhney (ICC chief executive) and Jay Shah (BCCI secretary) pose with the T20 World Cup International Cricket Council
Sourav Ganguly (BCCI president), Manu Sawhney (ICC chief govt), and Jay Shah (BCCI secretary) pose with the T20 World Cup Worldwide Cricket Council

The T20 World Cup was anticipated to get underway within the third week of October this yr, nonetheless, the event may be postponed for a late begin if BCCI manages to get an extension from the ICC.

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