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Post World T20 in November might be the most opportune window to complete IPL 2021
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 came to a sudden halt as a few players and supporting staff tested positive for the Covid-19 virus forcing the BCCI to suspend the most coveted league in the world. It is not the first time that a major T20 world league has been postponed mid-way due to the bio-bubble being breached by the virus.
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was called off in early March this year as several players and other members tested positive. The PSL is scheduled to resume on the 1st of June in Pakistan even as several franchises have requested the Pakistan Board to hold the matches in the UAE. There is too much riding on the IPL for it to be canceled completely especially after half the tournament has already been played out. A window will be created later in the year to finish the prestigious league. But given India's hectic international commitments, it will be a difficult proposition to find a four-week period – the time needed to finish the remainder of the matches. The only plausible one-month window to complete IPL 2021 seems to be in September after India returns from England.