Dubai/New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League will resume with a high voltage clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on September 19.

"Yes, we are kicking off with the MI-CSK clash on September 19. Qualifier 1 and 2 will be played on October 10 and 13 while the Eliminator will be played on October 11. The full schedule of the remaining games will be handed to the teams soon,” news agency ANI quoted its sources as saying.

Qualifier 1 of IPL 2021 will be played on October 10 while the Eliminator will be played on October 11 and Qualifier 2 on October 13. The final is set to be played on October 15.

While both the teams have won three titles each, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have had the edge in the results of Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings contests in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Mumbai Indians has won16 times out of the 27 matches they have played against Chennai Super Kings. Also, of the three title wins, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the IPL finals twice.

Last week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah had officially informed that the board is taking the Indian Premier League to the UAE again. 

The BCCI Secretary posted the photos on Twitter and he captioned the post as: "Taking IPL's remarkable journey to the #UAE again! Thank you, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan & Khalid Al Zarooni for your lasting friendship and vision. We will overcome trying times and challenges, together."

The IPL's 14th edition will be completed in the UAE. The BCCI is confident that maximum foreign players will be available for the tournament even though it is being played right before the beginning of T20 World Cup. Following discussions between the BCCI, Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and Cricket West Indies (CWI), the dates of this year's CPL T20 tournament have been amended.

(With inputs from ANI)

Posted By: Mukul Sharma