CPL 2021: All West Indies players will be available in the second part of the Indian Premier League season 14. Considering the request of the BCCI, the organizers of the Caribbean Premier League have decided to start the league early. The Caribbean Premier League will now start from 26 August. Earlier there was a clash between the dates of CPL and IPL.
The organizers of the CPL have tied up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India to ensure that it does not clash with the IPL. All matches of the tournament will be held in St Kitts and Nevis as per the schedule.
IPL 2021 season was postponed midway due to Corona virus. The BCCI had decided to hold the remaining 31 matches in the UAE in September-October before the T20 World Cup. In order to ensure that all the big players of the Windies can be available in the IPL, the BCCI has appealed to Cricket Windies to change the schedule of the CPL.
Tournament will start from 26 August
The CPL was earlier to be held from August 28 to September 19, but it will now be held from August 26, with the final match being played on September 15. The IPL is expected to start after three or four days.
West Indies players will get direct entry in the IPL bio bubble. Big players like Chris Gayle, Pollard, Russell, Bravo, Hetmyer and Pooran of West Indies participate in IPL.
If the West Indies players also did not play in the second part of IPL season 14, then the popularity of IPL could have suffered a major setback. There is a question mark on the players of England, Australia and New Zealand playing in the second part of the 14th season of IPL.
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