What We Know About CPL’s 2021 Season

For cricket lovers, 2021 has been a shaky year for players and fans. The reason is due to uncertainties of the CPL dates. However, after the responsible bodies meeting and deliberating, the dates are now out and official. However, despite the Covid 19, fans are allowed to spectate at 50% capacity. Thus, the season is happening, and here is all the information you need to know about CPL season 2021. 

BCCI Request to Kickstart CPL Season 2021

BCCI had spoken to Cricket West Indies (CWI) to start the CPL 2021 season to avoid the clash of CPL and IPL. The Indian governing board asked the West Indies Cricket body to create time for the 14th edition of IPL to complete the second leg in the UAE. The two bodies BCCI and CWI had a meeting, and the West Indian cricket committee has accepted the request. 

The CPL’s 2021 season plans of the 9th edition were already out. They were to start on August 26 and end on September 15, whereby the final would be played. The dates for the second leg of IPL, according to BCCI, were to be held in September. But, BCCI was unable to decide a date due to the CPL and India’s tour to play in England. 

However, BCCI held a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 29 and fixed the date of IPL to be September 15, the grand finale of CPL. The new agreement was between the BCCI and CPL authorities. Also, the CWI president confirmed that they are trying as much as they can to make sure there is a smooth-shifting from CPL to IPL. The CWI president said this when he spoke to Cricbuzz to confirm the proposed changes in the schedule.

CPL Starting Dates

After the meeting, CPL is set to reveal 2021 season plans. The CPL 2021 schedule and matches will start on August 28 and end on September 19. These changes will allow IPL to begin on the original date, and there will be no overlapping of both leagues’ schedules.

Hero CPL 2021 Fixtures

Date Match
Thursday, 26 August Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders
Thursday, 26 August Barbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Friday, 27 August Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Zouks
Friday, 27 August Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents
Saturday, 28 August Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Saturday, 28 August Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents
Sunday, 29 August St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders
Sunday, 29 August St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors
Tuesday, 31 August Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Zouks
Tuesday, 31 August Barbados Tridents v Jamacia Tallawahs
Wednesday, 1 September Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors
Wednesday, 1 September Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Thursday, 2 September St Lucia Zouks v Guyana Amazon Warriors
Thursday, 2 September St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents
Saturday, 4 September St Lucia Zouks v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Saturday, 4 September Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents
Sunday, 5 September St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Zouks
Sunday, 5 September Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs
Tuesday, 7 September Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders
Tuesday, 7 September Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors
Wednesday, 8 September St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs
Wednesday, 8 September Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Zouks
Thursday, 9 September Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders
Thursday, 9 September St Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallawahs
Saturday, 11 September St Lucia Zouks v Barbados Tridents
Saturday, 11 September Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors
Saturday, 11 September Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Sunday, 12 September Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks
Sunday, 12 September Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs
Sunday, 12 September St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders
Tuesday, 14 September Semi-final 1
Tuesday, 14 September Semi-final 2
Wednesday, 15 September Final

 

The schedule changes will be beneficial to players who represent both leagues, IPL and CPL. To adhere to the Covid 19 guidelines as per reports, the CPL 2021 players who are part of IPL will join the teams after a short quarantine period.

What are the Covid 19 Regulations for CPL?

Amidst the Covid 19 scare around the globe, CPL has decided to allow vaccinated fans. However, you are required to show evidence that you have received the jab. The 33 CPL matches of 2021 will be played at St Kitt & Nevis with a cap of 50 per cent capacity. Also, the minister for sports and culture, youth, and education said that they would be vigilant to ensure the health protocols are not jeopardized. However, players and fans have the assurance that the country remains shielded from any grave spread of the virus.

You have all the information you need about CPL 2021. So, it’s up to you to gear up and get ready for the event. Then, go and cheer for your favourite player and team. 

Keep reading Pure Win News for more such news and updates on CPL 2021.

Resource Reference:

  1. https://www.the12thman.in/cwi-agrees-to-change-cpl-2021-dates-on-bccis-request-for-ipl/
  2. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/cpl-2021-to-be-played-entirely-in-st-kitts-fan-attendance-capped-at-50-capacity-1261385
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