With the international timetable expected to crash into the second leg of IPL 2021, it is normal that few overseas players including Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, and so forth, may pass up a major opportunity.
The leftover matches of the Indian Premier League 2021 have authoritatively been moved to the UAE, as BCCI declared a week ago. However, there are different inquiries still to be replied to – beginning from the reality when is the rest of the competition be found a way into the timetable? Will the fans be permitted into the stadiums? Will the overseas players be there to play in IPL 2021 matches?
“We have discussed that (foreign players) issue also. Our main focus is on completing this edition of the IPL. It should not be left halfway through. So whichever foreign players are available is fine. Whoever is not available, it is not going to stop us from hosting the tournament,” BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla. Finishing the rest of the period is the essential objective now.
“The Indian players are there, overseas players are there, yet scarcely any overseas players won’t be available. But still, BCCI needs to finish the competition.
“So the establishments will search for different players. Whoever is accessible, BCCI will have the competition with them. That is the arrangement.
Talking about whether the fans will go to the matches in the UAE, Shukla said: “The lone issue is about the observers if they will permit the onlookers. So we will converse with them about that. We will pass by whatever UAE specialists choose.”
“On the off chance that they say it’s with observers, and a specific level of onlookers, we are fine. Or on the other hand in the event that they say without observers, that is additionally fine with us. There is no issue,” he added.
At the point when gotten some information about the likely dates for IPL 2021 to continue, Shukla said: “I’m nowhere. Presently a team of BCCI office carriers, president (Sourav Ganguly), secretary (Jay Shah), and the IPL director (Brijesh Patel) will be coming here a few days.”
“We will have conversations with the cricket board here and different specialists. What’s more, appropriately, the timetable will be made, so the competition occurs in an extremely smooth way as it occurred here a year ago,” he added.
“Whatever, Covid conventions (on inoculation) are required, we will be following those conventions, the Indian conventions just as the UAE conventions,” Shukla closed down.