IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE: IPL teams welcome BCCI’s decision of shifting remaining matches to UAE

IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE: IPL teams welcome BCCI's decision of shifting league to UAE as MI, RCB, PBKS, CSK, DC, SRH, KKR rejoice
IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE: IPL teams welcome BCCI's decision of shifting league to UAE as MI, RCB, PBKS, CSK, DC, SRH, KKR rejoice

IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE: IPL teams welcome BCCI’s decision of shifting league to UAE – The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced that it will host the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 in UAE with the COVID-19 pandemic in India still raging. The other factor that BCCI said played a factor was the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October. While cricket fans were happy to have IPL 2021 back, franchises especially rejoiced as completing the tournament means, they will not suffer massive losses anymore.

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Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians were the first ones to react to the news. MI won the 2020 edition in UAE and will be eager to repeat the heroics when it resumes on September 19-20 tentatively.

IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE

MI took to Twitter and wrote,” UAE, we are coming back! Flag of United Arab Emirates #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #IPL2021.”

IPL 2008 winner Rajasthan Royals wrote, “Here we go again! #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | #IPL2021.”

While Kane Williamson led Sunrisers Hyderabad, who was at the bottom of the table in first half, wrote, “IPL 2021 resumes BCCI has announced that the remainder of the season will be held in the UAE in the months of September – October. #OrangeOrNothing #OrangeArmy #IPL2021.”

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IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE

Sharukh Khan owned Kolkata Knight Riders wrote this on their Twitter handle – ” BREAKING NEWS: The #BCCI has announced that the remaining #IPL2021 matches will be played soon. Check details inside More updates soon…”

KL Rahul led Punjab Kings wrote,” 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 The BCCI has decided that the remainder of #IPL2021 will be held in the UAE #SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings.”

IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE

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While Delhi Capitals, who were runners-up when last time IPL was held in UAE, wrote,”𝗜𝗣𝗟 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗥.𝗘.𝗧.𝗨.𝗥.𝗡.𝗦. Following a decision taken at a virtual SGM, the BCCI has announced that the remainder of the season will be held in U.A.E. #YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2021.”

It was a welcome relief for Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore as well.


The decision to shift IPL 2021 to UAE was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL. The BCCI SGM further authorised the Office Bearers to seek an extension of time from the ICC to take an appropriate call on the hosting of ICC T20 World Cup 2021.