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England’s counties offer to host the remainder of IPL 2021

The counties of England have offered to host the remaining matches of the recently postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 edition.

Lord’s Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Surrey and Worcestershire, Oval, and Edgbaston are a part of the group that has written to the English Cricket Board requesting that it’s reorganized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Invite to host IPL.

Under the plan, the tournament are going to be completed in two weeks within the last half of September this year. it’s also understood that Manchester’s Old Trafford ground might be wont to host the tournament if the offer is accepted.

In addition to concluding the tournament, the counties have assured IPL officials that high-quality cricket are going to be held before the T20 World Cup and fresh wickets are going to be made.

However, a spokesman for English Cricket Board said: “We are talking to the BCCI about tours and other issues and can still do so, but we’ve not received any indication that they’re going to host the IPL.” trying to find an alternate host for.
The postponement of the IPL on Tuesday didn’t address the difficulty of shifting the tournament to England.

Although the counties expect the matches to be played in crowded stadiums, it’s also possible to move the UAE to a tournament where two matches are often easily played in one day.

Indian officials are considering some proposals for the tournament, but the biggest test for them is that the current uncertainty in Corona, which has left them unable to form any decisions as India prepares for the scheduled T20 World Cup . A final decision remains to be made.

In fact, holding the tournament in England seems difficult because the SOPs for Corona is extremely strict for British foreigners and may be a big obstacle within the way of holding the league, while there are not any such restrictions within the UAE.

Given the busy schedule of teams from everywhere the world, including England, it seems difficult to carry the IPL in September, but English counties believe that the way are often paved for holding the tournament in England.

Last year, the entire IPL season was successfully held within the United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus, while in 2009 South Africa hosted the event. In 2014, the UAE hosted half the IPL tournament.

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