IPL 2021 to be Played on Neutral Venue without Home Away Matches
The Indian Cricket Board has announced the schedule for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). IPL 2021 to be played at the neutral venue without home away matches which means there will be no home advance, as the franchises will not get a chance to play any matches at home.
The home and away system has not been set up this time as not all venues have been set up, but some local cricketers have expressed their dissatisfaction, saying some local cricketers will have the opportunity to play more matches on the same ground. According to an Indian media report, some franchises think that certain cricketers will get the benefit of playing many matches on the same ground.
For example, one franchise owner said, “If Delhi Capitals can play extra matches in Mumbai, then the team will benefit a lot from Prithviraj Shaw, Shreyas Ayyar, and Ajinkya Rahane.” In the case of Kings XI Punjab, for example, if they play in Bangalore, it will help Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal as well as the team’s coach Anil Kumble. ”
Another owner’s problem, however, is that Mahendra Singh Dhoni cannot accept that he will not be able to play any match on Chennai soil in his possible last IPL. He said, “You are not allowed to play in Chennai Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the IPL can not be his last, since the audience is not supplementary to keep the match would have at least a play-off; So that at least he gets the chance. ”
This year’s edition of IPL 2021 is starting on April 9, the final of the tournament will be held on May 30. The six venues where the matches will be played are Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore (10 each), Delhi (8), and Ahmedabad (12 matches including playoffs).