Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), two consistently under-performing sides in the IPL, will go into battle in Match 32 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The story was no different for the two franchises in the first half of the tournament as well as they were struggling for relevance.
The second half of IPL 2021 will finally get underway on Sunday with a clash between the league’s two most successful franchises - Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - at Dubai on Sunday, September 19.
England batsman Jonny Bairstow has admitted that playing in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League will be a good opportunity for the team to acquaint themselves with the conditions ahead of the T20 World Cup to be played in India later this year
Reacting to the BCCI's decision to suspend the Indian Premier League’s title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile maker Vivo, the Indian cricketing body's President Sourav Ganguly termed it a 'blip' and not a 'financial crisis'.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the BCCI, alleging the Indian cricket board had a hand in the postponement of the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup to pave the way for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held. Akhtar also expressed disappointment at the Asia Cup being cancelled.
Indian cricket has come to a standstill in the wake of Coronavirus as all cricketing activity has been suspended since March. While the ODI series against South Africa had to be postponed, the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has also been put on hold indefinitely.
There is rising speculation that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) may be held in October-November in case the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia gets postponed. However, former Australian skipper Allan Border has stated that he would be disappointment is something on the above lines actually transpires.
After news reports of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 being postponed further in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday officially confirmed that the tournament has been suspended indefinitely. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown in the country will continue till May 3.