The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly announced the final IPL 2021 date. The tournament is reportedly set to begin from April 11 this year and the final of the tournament is all set to take place on June 6. The IPL 2021 auction is all set to take place on February 18 this year in Chennai.
Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of the BCCI, had recently said that the BCCI is keen on conducting the Indian Premier League in India only. Notably, IPL 2020 took place in UAE because of the widespread COVID-19 impact in India. Now, Arun Dhumal has made it clear that the BCCI is keen on keeping India as the IPL 2021 venue.
IPL 2021 Likely To Take Place From April 11
“The final decision will be taken by IPL GC but 11th April is the tentative date to start IPL 2021. The series against England finishes in March and players will get a good break with 11th April start for IPL 14th”, said the BCCI official to TOI.
“We are working on having the IPL in India and we are hopeful that we would be able to organise it. We are not even thinking of a back up also at this point in time, we are wanting to do it here,” Arun Dhumal had said.
IPL 2021 Auction To Take Place On February 18 In Chennai
The BCCI has finalized that the IPL auction will now be held on February 18 this year. Earlier, various reports had emerged on the internet suggesting that the IPL 2021 auction date will be February 11 this year. The IPL auction will be a mini-auction and not a mega one.
In a mail sent to the state associations, COO and interim BCCI CEO Hemang Amin explained the whole IPL 2021 auction process through which an Indian player (whether capped or uncapped) may register to be able to play in the 2021 edition of the league.