Top players in CPL may not be available for several matches of IPL 2021 UAE leg
With IPL 2021 is now fixed to be held in UAE from 19th September to 15th October. The BCCI & IPL organisers are worried about the extent of foreign players availability. Already England and Bangladesh board have confirmed the unavailability of their players. While Australia and New Zealand board are yet to decide on their players.
Top players in CPL may not be available for several matches of IPL 2021 UAE leg. Another major issue being faced by BCCI is the scheduling of the Caribbean Premier League ( CPL). Which is supposed to end on 19th September. BCCI are in talks with the West Indies board to prepone the league by 1 week but as of now. It looks like a tough preposition with lots of international commitments for West indies before CPL. As they are supposed to host South Africa, Pakistan and Australia during the months of June to August.
Thus due to quarantine protocols , star IPL players like Keiron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and South African stars Faf Duplessis, Anrich Nortje, Van Dussen & Imran Tahir may miss many games at the start of phase 2 of the IPL which will impact teams like KKR, Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians, CSK, SRH & Delhi Capitals to name a few.
It remains to be seen whether BCCI is able to find a suitable solution in this regard in coordination with West Indies board. So that the CPL players are in UAE in time for the start of IPL 2nd leg.