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IPL should move to the UK in September: Kevin Pietersen

With the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League suspended, for the time being, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen suggested the cash-rich IPL should move to England in September to conduct the rest of the fixtures.

29 matches of the 60 scheduled games have been done and dusted and all these fixtures were hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) across six different venues. With coronavirus breaching the IPL bubble, the richest cricket body postponed the tournament for an indefinite time.

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Meanwhile, former England international said that most of the senior Indian cricketers would already be in the United Kingdom at that time as Team India are scheduled to play a 5-match Test series against England commencing in August.

“I have seen people talking about the UAE as a possible destination to finish the IPL in September, but I actually think the IPL should move to the UK. There is a window in September after the England vs India Test series has finished. All the best Indian players would already be there, and all of the best English players would be available as well,” Pietersen wrote in his column for Betway.

The full-time cricket pundit also believes the weather and conditions would be great for hosting the remainder of the IPL at that time. “Mid-to-late September is the most beautiful time in the UK. They could use Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and the two London grounds.

There is also a good chance that crowds will be allowed in the grounds. and there will be great atmospheres. The IPL has been to the UAE; it’s been to South Africa, and I think England would now be the perfect place to house the remaining fixtures.” added the former England skipper.

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