Cricket West India (CWI) President Ricky Skerrit confirmed that Caribbean Premier League (CPL) dates have been changed in consultation with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) to accommodate the remaining Indian Premier League matches (IPL), which was stopped on May 4 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whereas previously the CPL was scheduled to start on August 28 and end on September 19, it will now be played in St. Kitts and Nevis between August 26 and September 15.
Several cricketers playing in the Caribbean League will now be able to fly to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to compete for their IPL contract teams, which have a window to play between September 19th and October 15th.
A statement from the CWI said Tuesday that “West India Cricket President Ricky Skerrit has confirmed that the CWI, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are in talks to change the CPL’s accommodation schedule. the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL). “
“The CPL, which was originally scheduled to start on August 28, will now be played in St. Kitts and Nevis between August 26 and September 15.”
If the dates were not changed, some of the well-known IPL stars like South Africa Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir it would be difficult to choose between CPL and IPL as the dates of the two tournaments would clash.
Andre Russell of the West Indies, Kieran Pollard, Sunil Narine,, Dwayne Bravo,, Chris Gale,, Jason Holder, Nicholas Puran and Shimron Hetmeier are among the West Indian IPL stars who also play in the CPL.
Shakib Al Hasan and Anrich Nortje are the other foreign stars in CPL who are also part of the IPL franchises.
“Both IPL and CPL are important to CWI, to our cricketers and to fans. CWI’s role was to facilitate arrangements for a smooth and smooth transition from one tournament to the next. Cricket administrators must work together if cricket survives. the risks and costs of Covid-19, “Skerrit said in a recent interview.
All 33 CPL matches will be played at Warner Park with a capacity of 50 percent capacity for vaccinated spectators.