England coach Chris Silverwood has said that England players will be available for the entire Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced that it will host the event for IPL 2021 from April 9 at six locations across India. England have to play a two-match Test series against New Zealand from June 2.
He said, “We have not paid attention to the selection for Test matches yet. For me, playing for our country is a big thing. There is always something to change. So, they will stay in the entire IPL as it stands at the moment.” is.” “Silverwood said during a virtual press conference.
The defending champions will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai in the Mumbai Indians tournament opener.
“After almost two years, the IPL extravaganza will return home with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata,” the BCCI said in a statement on Sunday.
The final of the 14th edition of the tournament will be played on May 30 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The playoffs will also be played at the same venue.
“World’s Largest Cricket Stadium – The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the playoffs as well as the finals on May 30, 2021, which promises to be a visual spectacle. The newly-constructed stadium which has housed India’s second home Hosted the pink-ball fixture. Great Grandeur will host its first IPL, “the release read.
The BCCI said that this IPL would be played “behind closed doors for commencement” and that there would be a call if spectators were allowed in the later stages of the tournament.
“The tournament fixtures have been mapped in such a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage and in a way that reduces the risk and reduces the risk,” he said.
Each team is set to play in four places during the league stage. Out of 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru will each host 10 matches, while Ahmedabad and Delhi will each host eight matches.
One of the highlights of this edition of the IPL will be the fact that all matches will be played at neutral venues, with no team playing at their home venue. All teams will play four of the six spots during the league stage.
“Having safely and successfully hosted the tournament in the UAE with all safety protocols last year, the BCCI has given the confidence to host the IPL at home with the health and safety of the players and all are paramount.”
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