Former England captain Kevin Pietersen desires the remaining matches of this 12 months’s postponed Indian Premier League to be shifted to the UK in September, as a substitute of the UAE.
Pietersen feels transferring the IPL to the UK can be the most effective resolution as there’s a window in September simply after England hosts India in a five-match Check sequence that concludes on September 14.
“I’ve seen folks speaking in regards to the UAE as a potential vacation spot to complete the IPL in September, however I really assume the IPL ought to transfer to the UK.
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“There’s a window in September after the England vs India Check sequence has completed. All the most effective Indian gamers would already be there, and the entire greatest English gamers can be obtainable as properly,” Pietersen wrote in a column for Betway.
The 40-year-old right-hander, who additionally served as England captain for a short interval, mentioned the climate in September can be excellent to host cricket matches in England.
“Mid-to-late September is essentially the most lovely time within the UK. They might use Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and the 2 London grounds. There may be additionally a very good likelihood that crowds shall be allowed within the grounds. and there shall be nice atmospheres. The IPL has been to the UAE; it has been to South Africa, and I believe England would now be the right place to accommodate the remaining fixtures,” Pietersen mentioned.
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Pietersen made the assertion after 4 English counties — Middlesex, Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire — have expressed curiosity in internet hosting the remaining 31 video games of the IPL, which was postponed after a number of gamers and help employees examined COVID optimistic.