IPL 2021 to be shifted from India to UAE

The wait is over for the Indian Premier League fans! The BCCI has affirmed that the remainder of the IPL 2021 is set to resume in the United Arab Emirates.

The board has affirmed that the season will continue in September and conclude just before the ICC T20 World Cup in October. The league was put off after a few players and staffers in the contingents of Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capital, tested positive for the coronavirus.

The tournament organisers have been clueless until now to find out how the outbreak took place in the first place. BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the players might have been exposed to the virus during consistent traveling between different cities.

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Nonetheless, the infected players have now recovered and the sides are roaring to get back into action.

Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals are at the top of the points table. DC have bagged 12 points in eight matches, just above Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai. Royal Challengers Bangalore, who had a dream start to their 2021 campaign, are at the third spot, sharing the same points and the number of matches played (10 pts, 7 games).

It will be interesting to see how reigning champions Mumbai Indians will play to defend their title from the top three sides that have been relentless so far.