The BCCI has lately made an announcement that the last two matches of IPL 2021’s ongoing league phase will be played concurrently. This is the first time in the history of where we’ll have group leagues happening concurrently for the last two IPL matches.
As per the earlier schedule, there would have been two separate fixtures taking place during daylight hours. RCB were to face DC in a day game at 3:30 PM IST while the SRH vs MI match was scheduled to be played at 7:30 PM IST. Both of these matches will now be played concurrently on the same day in the evening at 7:30 PM IST.
“In a first for the IPL, the last two league matches before the VIVO IPL 2021 Playoffs will be played concurrently,” the BCCI said in a media release.
“On the last day of the league stage (08.10.2021) of the ongoing season, instead of having one afternoon match and one evening match, two matches (SRH v MI and RCB v DC) will be played simultaneously at 7.30 PM IST (6.00 PM GST),” the statement further read.
At this moment, the IPL tournament is at a very crucial point as none of the teams have made their place secure within the play-offs. Delhi Capitals had a chance to enter into them on Tuesday but lost again against Kolkata Knight Riders which means that Pant will have to wait longer for his team’s goal.
During a media release, the BCCI has also announced the media rights tender for Indian Premier League cycle 2023-2027.
“The IPL Media Rights tender for the cycle 2023-2027 will be released immediately after the appointment of two new IPL teams which is scheduled to be announced on 25th October 2021,” says the BCCI.