According to a report in the Indian Express, the first match of the rest of the season will be played in Dubai. The remaining 31 matches of the season will be played at three venues – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The final will be hosted on October 15 in Dubai. The first qualifier will be played in Dubai on October 10, while the eliminator and second qualifier will be played in Sharjah. These matches can be held on October 11 and 13 respectively.
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Earlier this year, the BCCI was forced to postpone the IPL after several players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19. So far 29 matches of the current season have been played. The last match was between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in which Delhi won by 7 wickets.
After the suspension of the season, the BCCI said in a statement – The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have unanimously decided to postpone the IPL-2021 season in an emergency meeting. The board does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and other participants involved in organizing the IPL. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety and health of all the stakeholders.
Earlier reports had surfaced that the BCCI has lost over Rs 2,000 crore of broadcast and sponsorship money due to the mid-season postponement. The decision to play pending matches in the UAE was earlier taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the BCCI.
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