CWI agrees to change CPL 2021 dates on BCCI’s request

Earlier, it was recorded that India’s highest cricketing authority, BCCI had requested the CWI to prepone the Caribbean cricketing carnival so that the event doesn’t clash with the second leg of the 14th edition of the IPL, which will be held in UAE. After a lot of deliberation, Cricket West Indies has approved BCCI’S request to re-schedule the Caribbean Premier League.

An interesting thing to note is that the CPL schedule was already out as the ninth edition was about to begin on August 28 with the final to be played on September 19. Later, the BCCI conducted a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 29 and sealed the fate of IPL.

After that, the BCCI announced the dates for the start of the second leg of the 2021 IPL season, CWI gave a thought on BCCI’S request to prepone the dates of the CPL and the West Indies cricketing body has re-scheduled it. The tournament will begin on August 25 and end on September 15. With this CWI has made room for BCCI to conduct the IPL smoothly.

Initially, the West Indies Cricket Board were hesitant to change the date of the CPL. But after Jay Shah, BCCI secretary intervened on the issue, the West Indies cricket board had to change its mind. “CWI is doing our best to help facilitate a smooth transition from CPL to IPL, without a conflicting overlap,” Ricky Skerritt, the president of CWI, told Cricbuzz confirming the proposed changes in the schedule.

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