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IPL 2021 Squad Submission Deadline: BCCI extends the squad submission deadline after pullout by few foreign players, follow live updates

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IPL 2021 Phase 2 – IPL Squad Submission Deadline: After the pullout of some foreign cricketers, BCCI has to extend the IPL SQUAD SUBMISSION deadline. Australian pace duo of Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith pulled out of IPL today leaving Punjab Kings team in lurch. Not only this but few other franchises are yet to get confirmation from their foreign recruits. This led to few of the franchises requesting BCCI to extend the deadline for submission of final squads. Earlier the deadline for ending on Friday @ 5 PM. Follow all LIVE Updates on

@4:00 PM – RCB’s FINAL SQUAD: RCB’s Indian stars will be assembling in Bengaluru on August 21 and will enter a 7-day quarantine following COVID tests. From Bengaluru the team will leave for UAE on August 29 in a charter flight. The foreign stars will start assembling in the UAE by August 29 and will enter a further 6-day quarantine. Skipper Virat Kohli will join the team after completing England series.

Also Read: IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore to leave for UAE on August 29, Indian players to assemble in Bengaluru today

@7:45 PM: Rajasthan Royals with a big update. RR confirmed Jos Buttler won’t return for Phase 2 and announced Glenn Phillips as the like-to-like replacement.

Also Read: IPL 2021: As expected, Rajasthan Royals confirm Jos Buttler won’t return for IPL Phase 2, Glenn Phillips to replace him

@3:25 PM: Mike Hesson will replace Simon Katich as RCB’s head coach as the Australian has pulled out citing personal reasons.

Also Read: IPL 2021: Mike Hesson takes over as RCB coach after Simon Katich steps down citing personal reasons

@3:20 PM: RCB have yet another announcement. Sri Lanka’s pacer Dushmant Chameera comes in place of Daniel Sams, who has opted out.

@3:15 PM, Saturday: Another big announcement. New Zealand’s Finn Allen who will be playing in the Pakistan and Bangladesh series is unavailable and has been replaced by Tim David.

Also Read: IPL 2021: RCB make 3 big changes for second leg of IPL 2021, rope in Hasaranga, Chameera & Tim David

@3PM, Saturday: RCB have roped in Wanindu Hasaranga as their spinner for the 2nd Phase. He is likely to replace Adam Zampa who is unavailable for the rest of the tournament.

@1 PM- Saturday: The likes of Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson have reportedly joined Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson in the pullout list.

@12:30 PM- Saturday: IPL 2021: Punjab Kings CEO says ‘Anil Kumble will finalise one more replacement in next 2 days’

IPL 2021 Squad Submission Deadline: Few foreign cricketers still doubtful, franchises request BCCI to extend the squad submission deadline, follow live updates

@8:00PM: IPL 2021 Phase 2 – IPL Squad Submission Deadline: Big news coming in from Punjab Kings camp. Australian pace duo of Jhye Richardson & Riley Meredith are out of IPL 2021 and Punjab Kings has signed Australia’s Nathan Eliss in place of them.

The 2nd player will be finalized in next 2-3 days.

@5:15 PM: As per unconfirmed reports, Royal Challengers Bangalore have already submitted their squad to BCCI. However, InsideSport couldn’t verify the reports.

@2:50 PM: RCB’s Kane Richardson is also unlikely to return for the second phase as reported by

Also Read: IPL 2021: Punjab Kings in trouble, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith still not sure of returning for Phase 2

@2:35 PM: A Rajasthan Royals official confirmed to InsideSport that they will not be seeking any extension despite doubts over multiple players’ availability.

@2:26 PM: Punjab Kings CEO Satish Menon told InsideSport that the franchise is still talking to the players and find a solution and nothing is finalised yet.

“Yes, we have only been informed about their not returning last night. But we are still in talks with Riley and Jhye and nothing is yet finalised. We are hopeful of finding a solution and hope to see them return in UAE,” Satish Menon told InsideSport.

@2:25 PM: Punjab Kings have been dealt a blow as their Australian pace duo of Jhye Richardson & Riley Meredith have informed their decision of not returning for Phase 2.

@2:20 PM – Big Breaking News is coming in – franchises have put in a request to BCCI to extend the TEAM SUBMISSION deadline – few of the franchises are still not getting confirmations from their foreign cricketers – more updates soon.

@1.50 PM- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the only franchise to have a full squad availability for IPL 2021 Phase 2.

@12:30 PM- All eyes will be on England and Australian players ahead of IPL squad submission deadline.

@10:00AM – Good News coming in from Kolkata Knight Riders team – KKR’s mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy who is in NCA currently has declared himself fit & available for IPL in UAE. Not only this he has also said ‘he has worked on new variation and will unleash the same during the UAE leg.

@9:50 AM- IPL 2021 squad submission deadline on Friday, but franchises still waiting for final YES or NO from these 7 players

@9:30 AM- IPL 2021 Phase 2: Australia’s T20 World Cup-bound player Nathan Ellis lands IPL contract, check details

@8:00 AM – IPL 2021 Phase 2 – IPL Squad Submission Deadline: Australia’s Nathan Eliss has received an IPL contract. He is just been named in the Australian squad for the T20 World Cup and according to information available, he has landed an IPL deal last night.

He was chased by three IPL franchises for the upcoming tournament before agreeing to terms with an unnamed team on Thursday night.

@7:30 AM: IPL Final Squads: By 5PM today each franchise has to submit their final squads to the IPL Governing Council. Information we are gathering is – some new names have been signed by the IPL teams which will be revealed soon by

@5AM IST: IPL 2021 Squad submission deadline finishes on Friday, but franchises still waiting for final YES or NO from few players like Jos Butler, Steve Smith and few others – check out Players yet to confirm.

IPL 2021: BCCI sets August 20th deadline for IPL franchise to announce replacements, Iyer & Natarajan allowed comeback

IPL 2021 Squad Submission Deadline finishes today, check final squads of each franchises, new players – follow live updates

As the deadline finishes today some franchises are in a fix. With England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) leaving it to the players to decide on IPL return, some franchises even till Thursday evening were waiting for players’ nod on participation.

One of the franchise officials confirmed to on Wednesday that talks are ongoing with some players to confirm their return for IPL 2021 Phase 2.

“We have to submit the squad by August 20 but I can’t confirm whether all foreign players will be available. We are still in talks with some players. The good thing is that the T20 World Cup will be held in UAE and that gives us confidence that all players will be available but we are still waiting on some players’ final confirmation,” one of the franchise officials told InsideSport.

Also Read: IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals & Sunrisers Hyderabad to leave for UAE on Aug 21 and 31; Check departure dates for other franchises

IPL 2021 Squad Submission Deadline: Franchises in a fix as BCCI’s squad submission last date tomorrow, follow live updates

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – IPL Squad Submission Deadline: Chennai Super Kings is the only franchise which have a full squad in hand with Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood also set to return for IPL after missing out on the 1st phase. However, the same isn’t the case for Rajasthan Royals. Jos Buttler is yet to confirm his availability while some England cricketers are still mulling over their return due to an extended tour. IPL 2021 will be followed by T20 World Cup and then Ashes and will culminate with another long tour of West Indies in February. That will mean some multi-format players will be out of their homes for five months.

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Why franchises are in a fix?

  • BCCI has set August 20 deadline to submit the final squad.
  • BCCI only confirmed foreign players availability a week ago, giving players and franchises very little time to prepare.
  • England and Australian players’ availability has been a question mark due to bilateral series and it was only a week ago that both ECB and CA cleared ways for their return.
  • If multi-format England players like Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes return for IPL 2021, they will be out of their home for five months due to long tours, raising doubts over their participation.

Also Read: IPL 2021: Good news for KKR, Shubman Gill recovers in time, set to return for IPL in UAE

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – IPL Squad Submission Deadline: The other problem, another franchise official pointed out is BCCI’s delay in negotiation with ECB and CA. The BCCI informed the franchises officially about foreign players availability only last week while both Australia and England cricketers were cleared to take part in the IPL 2021 only a few days ago It had created a dilemma for franchises whether to find replacement players or wait for BCCI’s nod.

“Yes, BCCI’s delay in responding officially did play a part in last-minute hassle. We kept hearing about players’ availability in the news but BCCI only confirmed that officially in August. That’s why the August 20 deadline is a little early for us. But if that’s the norm, we will adhere to that,” another franchise official told

Also Read: IPL 2021: Shreyas Iyer smashes huge six during training, set to return for remainder of IPL Phase 2 – Watch Video

Meanwhile, most of the franchises have confirmed their departure for UAE to set up camp ahead of the September 19 restart.

  • Chennai Super Kings reached Dubai on August 13.
  • Mumbai Indians with available players reached Dubai on august 13.
  • Delhi Capitals to leave for UAE on August 21
  • Punjab Kings said they will leave on August 29.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders are planning to leave for Abu Dhabi by August 27 as per information available
  • Rajasthan Royals will reach Dubai on September 2.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) contingent hasn’t confirmed the date but will likely to leave by the end of the month.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad to leave on August 31.
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