When will IPL 2021 resume: The 14th season of the Indian Premier League was postponed indefinitely earlier this month.
There is no going into the safe house regarding the fact that Board of Control for Cricket in India will have to work incredibly hard to organize the remainder of the now-postponed 14th season of the Indian Premier League.
Finding a slot in the international calendar for half the tournament, selecting a venue and overseas players’ availability are some of the biggest challenge which the BCCI faces at this point in time.
Even if they fail to not tick one of the three key areas mentioned below, the rest of IPL 2021 would be played with a massive void. In a webinar organized by Rajasthan Royals, owner Manoj Badale shortlisted “space” and “calendar” as the biggest challenges for the cricket board to complete the biggest T20 competition.
“I think the challenge is just finding space and calendar. The players are already playing too much cricket. The calendars are incredibly packed, and particularly this year after COVID-19, boards from around the world are trying to get as many competitions and as many Test matches in as possible,” Badale said in a webinar organised by Rajasthan Royals.
When will IPL 2021 resume?
Much like reports in the past suggesting IPL 2021’s resumption in September, Badale also put his weight behind the same stating that BCCI have a “small possibility” of conducting the competition on either side of ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
“I think it’s going to be a real challenge. There’s a possibility. I think it’s a small possibility of something in September in the UK or possibly something in the Middle East, either side of the T20 World Cup, but I think it’s going to be a real challenge,” Badale added.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 12, 2021
Playing for the first time under Sanju Samson, Royals were mediocre in the first half of IPL 2021 as three victories and four losses in seven matches saw them at the fifth position on the points table before the tournament was brought to a halt.