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 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
|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.
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