Since the postponement of the IPL 2021 season due to COVID-19, there have been speculations on the possibility of the tournament. Now some England County cricket clubs have come up with the proposal for hosting the incomplete IPL 2021 edition.
Clubs such as Kia Oval, Edgbaston, Old Trafford & MCC, Warwickshire, Lancashire and Surrey jointly penned a letter to ECB. The county clubs proposed the ECB approach the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) with the offer of hosting the suspended IPL 2021.
The rising number of cases led to all the overseas players leaving India via charter flights to their respective countries.
ECB’s promise for quality cricket
The clubs not only urged the board, they also promised of offering the best facility for quality cricket which would also serve as build-up of T20 World Cup this year.
“Why not? If the foreign players are available and the COVID-19 situation is in control, we can definitely look at that window before the T20 WC. It can in fact act as a good preparation ground for the showpiece event,” the ECB official said.
The ECB also confirmed the arrival of eight England players in the UK who participated in IPL 2021. The official also confirmed that the remaining players will board flight to UK in the next 48 hours.
“I can confirm that 8 of the 11 England players in India managed to get on a flight to Heathrow last night and have landed this morning. They will now quarantine in government-approved hotels. The remaining three — Jordan, Malan, Morgan — should leave India within the next 48 hours,” the official added.
For now BCCI is also looking for possible windows to complete the incomplete season of IPL 14. The board is also considering to host the tournament in the UAE or Australia.
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