In the last SGM meeting of BCCI, it was confirmed that the Indian T20 League 2021 will resume in UAE in the month of September and October. Now, there are some reports that it may start on September 19, and the final might be held on October 15, just before the T20 World Cup. BCCI is looking to use the window of 25 days after the India-England Test series. It’s expected to see three venues for the Indian T20 League 2021 – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. Abu Dhabi will host Pak T20 League 2021 as well from June 09-24.
"The discussions went really well and with ECB already giving us the oral nod to host the event ahead of the BCCI SGM, it was about closing the deal over the last week. The first game after the season resumes will be held on September 19 while we will have the final on October 15. The BCCI was always keen on a 25-day window to finish the remaining matches," the official said.
"The discussions have started and we are keeping fingers crossed that the foreign players will be mostly available. If a couple of them do not manage to turn up, we shall then decide on the future course of action. But keeping fingers crossed for now and hoping to have an action-packed end to the 14th edition in UAE," the official also added.
Franchise official stated, "Yes, if we do end up missing some of the foreign stars, that is an area which would need some attention when it comes to picking replacements as the foreign players are also integral to the teams. Team balance can go for a toss, so keeping fingers crossed on that one.”