Caribbean Premier League has gained immense popularity over the years and cricket lovers all over the world look forward to watching this exciting T20 tournament. BCCI had approached CWI to rejig CPL match dates, for the 2021 season as the dates of CPL were clashing with the Indian Premier League. Indian cricket governing body Board of Control for Cricket had to make this request due to the overlapping schedules of the two tournaments. West Indies cricket body Cricket West Indies was asked to make room for IPL’s 14th edition as they are looking to complete the second leg in UAE.
After several rounds of discussions between BCCI and CWI, the request has been accepted by the West Indian cricket committee. CPL match schedule was already out for its 9th edition as it was due to start on 28 August with the final to be played on September 19.
The BCCI wanted the IPL tournament’s second leg to take place in September but was not able to decide a date due to CPL and India’s tour to England. But they finally came up with a date of September 19 same as the date of the conclusion of CPL. Later, the BCCI conducted a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 29 and sealed the fate of IPL.
A new agreement with revised CPL match fixtures was signed between BCCI and CWI authorities after a bit of reluctance from CWI initially but the matter was amicably resolved after the intervention of BCCI Secretary Jay Shah who spoke to CWI officials to accommodate IPL. CWI was proactive in facilitating a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without conflicting overlap.
After rescheduling, the Caribbean Premier League will start on 25th August and will end on 15th September and CPL players who are part of IPL can join the teams after a quarantine period. Follow Pure win news for getting all updated for sports news.