England players to be available for remainder of IPL 2021 in UAE

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New Delhi: As the Indian Premier League is now all set to resume, one of the concerns around the resumption was regarding the participation of the overseas players. The BCCI on Tuesday has confirmed English players’ participation for the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021 scheduled to start in the UAE from September 19.

England are scheduled to play Bangladesh in three ODIs and three T20Is from September to October. But the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said the board is trying to reschedule the series against England after the T20 World Cup.

“The English players will be available for the resumption of the IPL in the UAE. The BCCI has the green signal. This shows the brilliant working relationship that the secretary has with not just the ECB, but also the BCB,” the source was quoted as saying to ANI.

“Both the teams (Bangladesh and England) are playing a lot of cricket before the T20 World Cup, so we are discussing with the ECB whether the series can be hosted after the World Cup,” Chowdhury was quoted as saying to Prothom Alo.

“If the series is pushed to after the T20 World Cup, we have to know when it can be hosted. If the two teams don’t have a gap in the calendar at the same time, we can hold it on the original dates,” he added.

Last month, the BCCI announced the schedule for the remainder of the IPL 2021 which will be held in the UAE. The cash-rich league will start from September 19 with the final set to be played on October 15. A total number of 31 matches will be played in the duration of 27 days.