With the IPL window coming closers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to finalise the venues and date for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). According to reports, the BCCI is planning to finalise the date and venues in the upcoming IPL Governing Council meeting.
According to a report by InsideSport, the IPL governing council meeting is scheduled to take place in the first week of March. And venue and match dates for the IPL 2021 will be the primary subjects to be discussed at the meeting.
While speaking with InsideSport, Arun Dhumal said that BCCI is still in a “dicey situation” when it comes to deciding the IPL 2021 date and schedule due to a recent “increase in COVID-19 cases” in the country.
IPL 2021 shortlisted venues
According to the reports, BCCI has identified Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi as potential venues for IPL 2021. Mumbai was added to the list on Saturday evening after the Maharashtra government gave permission to conduct the matches in the city without fans.
IPL 2021 Dates
According to the reports, BCCI is planning to start the IPL 2021 around April 10. The Sports News earlier reported that the IPL 2021 is likely to start from April 11 and the final would be held on either June 5 or June 6.