Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Thursday confirmed postponing the forthcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Apparently, the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have jointly decided to change the date of CPL. This has been done in order to avoid overlapping the CPL with the Indian Premier League (IPL)
The ninth edition of CPL was earlier set to kickstart from August 28, will now start earlier in order to aid IPL. The development took place after Jay Shah called CPL COO Pete Russell for creating a smooth window in order to complete IPL 2021.
“CWI is doing our best to help facilitate a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without a conflicting overlap,” Ricky Skerritt, the president of CWI, told Cricbuzz on Thursday.
And as per Cricbuzz, CPL will now commence from August 25 and run until September 15. And the remaining season of IPL 2021 would begin from September 19 in the UAE.
Caribbean Premier League was slated to originally take place between August 28-September 19. A total of 33 matches will be played in the league at St. Kitts & Nevis.
Caribbean Premier League to even start from August 26
But it is also believed that CPL could also begin from August 26 as the home series against Pakistan will conclude on August 24. And commencing the tournament the very next day wouldn’t be rational for the organizers. CPL organizing committee is still working on the schedule.
And starting the tournament earlier than the original date would mean rearranging the logistics and transportation of all teams. West Indies players will also have to join their respective team bubbles after the national duty.
Only the venue which is St Kitts and Nevis is fixed, is the only COVID-19 free land in the entire Caribbean islands.
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