Today’s midday, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) got the ‘ready, steady, and go’ omens from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host the remaining rivalries of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). The extravaganza was shaken off unwillingly by the committee after taping up twenty-nine matches amidst the COVID-19 surge at the climax in the nation.
As of now, the remaining thirty-one matches including the playoffs and the final are hovered to be contested in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. Distinctly, the UAE is full of cricket registries this year as the countries have migrated their series or tournaments here due to the COVID-19 fulminations in their respective backyards.
At first, the Arab Nation will first be hospitalizing the remnant of the HBL PSL 6 that occupies a window of approximately 25 days excluding the practicing heydays. However, the UAE administration has allotted PSL to get access to only one of their venues, Abu Dhabi.
It is a matter of dispute as PSL encountered sparse issues due to unclear exemptions from the hosts’ edge. All thanks to Shah Mehmood Qureshi who solved the woes. Also, the pending visas halted around 25 players in Karachi and Lahore hotels.
On the other hand, the IPL 2021 has got an untruncated windowpane from September-October that too with intact admittance to all of the UAE’s stadiums. The interrogation that emerges here is about the one venue for the PSL and three venues for the IPL. Although, there was no clear indication of the Indian league to recommence amidst the logistical deals prompted by UAE’s busy window.
Reportedly, the Arab Nation had insured the International Cricket Council (ICC) to hand over all its amphitheaters by October as the ICC is seeking to regulate the T20 World Cup here in place of India. It is appropriate to discuss here that India is unable to host further events due to the COVID-19 surge in the realm.
1 venue for PSL, 3 venues for IPL! Is it Nepotism by UAE?
Despite all these, the green signal portrays another panorama as there were no presuppositions over ‘sent application to UAE’ for entertaining the IPL 2021. The unexpected disclosure is apportioning with social posts since a.M. The perplexity of debate over nepotism is untouched and might get triggered anytime.
Is it merely nepotism or the money speaks? Tell us in the comments below.