Caribbean Region: The Cricket West Indies – CWI and the Board of Control for Cricket Indian – BCCI have agreed that both the CPL – Caribbean Premier League and IPL- Indian Premier League can occur without protruding into the other.
The CPL organisers have agreed to the request of the BCCI to change the dates of CPL in advance so that the schedule of IPL can be compressed in the restricted window available after September 14, when the Indian team would be free from the England tour.
The IPL was postponed as the players tested positive for the COVID-19 mutant. After the Board of Control for Cricket in India – Jay Shah called the CPL COO Pete Russell, the BCCI and CPL authorities agreed upon the new arrangements.
The BCCI secretary also spoke to his equivalents in the CWI, following which the Caribbean cricket officials have agreed to change the CPL schedule. The president of CWI – Ricky Skerritt asserted, “CWI is doing our best to help promote a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without a conflicting overlap,” told Cricbuzz further confirming the proposed changes in the CPL schedule.
The CPL would now commence from August 25 to September 15, enabling the IPL to restart the unfinished league around September 18-19, whereas earlier CPL started from August 28 to September 19 2021. The CPL would take place on St Kitts and Nevis island. The CPL is expected to come up with the updated schedule soon.
It is predicted that the tournament might even begin on August 26 so that there is more than a 24-hour gap between West Indies’ second Test against Pakistan and the start of the CPL.
In the meantime, the BCCI is trying to secure a few more loose ends before it announces the dates of the remaining 31 IPL games, which are to be played in the UAE.