IPL 2021: Teams Seek Extension Due To Withdrawal Of Foreign Players
The removal of overseas players in the second phase of the IPL 2021 is already causing worry for all eight IPL 2021 clubs. Jos Buttler, Jhye Richardson, Rylie Meredith, and a few other players have already pulled out of the event. After the BCCI opted to transfer the event to the UAE after the Indian leg was disrupted by COVID-19 instances, the IPL 2021 phase 2 matches will begin on September 19th, with the final slated to begin on October 15th.
The clubs have requested that the BCCI extend the roster submission date as overseas players begin to withdraw from the IPL 2021 Phase 2 in the UAE. According to Insidesport, a few other teams have still to receive confirmation from their overseas recruits, prompting them to seek that the BCCI extend the deadline for submitting final rosters. The BCCI has previously said that teams had till Friday, August 20 to submit their final list of squad members.
Rajasthan Royals have signed Glenn Phillips as a like-to-like replacement for Jos Buttler, who will not be returning. Dushmant Chameera of Sri Lanka replaces Australian bowler Daniel Sams, who has withdrawn from the event. After Jhye Richardson and Riley Meridith announced their absence from the competition, Punjab Kings signed Nathan Ellis.
RCB has brought in Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga to replace Adam Zampa, who is out for the duration of the competition. Due to the upcoming birth of his first child, Pat Cummins will miss the second phase of the IPL 2021. David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Josh Hazlewood will all be part of IPL 2021 now that the Australian contingent has been given the green light. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, and Ben Cutting are among the Australians playing in the IPL.
In the allotted period, a total of 31 matches will be played. The second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will get off with a blockbuster match between arch-rivals Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the defending champions. On October 8, the league stage’s final match will be contested between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. The knockout stage of the top T20 competition will begin on October 10, with Qualifier 1 in Dubai and the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 in Sharjah, respectively, on October 11 and 13.
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