IPL-CPL: The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) is in talks with Cricket West Indies (CWI) to organize the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) a week or 10 days in advance. The BCCI has decided to organize the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in September.
The IPL had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The BCCI on Saturday approved the resumption of the remaining matches of the IPL in the UAE in September.
IPL-CPL date conflict
The CPL is scheduled to begin on August 28 and its finals will be played on September 19. While the remaining matches of the IPL are likely to be played from September 18 to October 10. Making it difficult for players to be part of both leagues.
BCCI sources told PTI, ‘Our cricket is in talks with the West Indies and we are hoping that if the CPL ends a few days ago. It will help the players to move from one bio-bubble to another. With this, players can reach Dubai at the right time and stay there for three days on compulsory segregation.
If there is no agreement between the BCCI and CWI. Then many top players can stay out of the initial matches of the IPL.
These players include Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmeyer, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Chemo Paul, Sunil Narine, besides Trinidad and Tobago coach Brendon McCullum, who also coaches Kolkata Knight Riders.