The BCCI confirmed in the previous month that the rest of of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) season would be held in UAE. The authorities of the governing body of Indian cricket stated that the tournament, which was suspended when several individuals had tested positive for COVID-19, will take place during a safe window.
With the T20 World Cup that is coming up at the end of the year and the international schedules colliding, it was confirmed recently by the various boards that a lot of top players will not be participate in the UAE leg of the Indian tournament.

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The report further adds that English Cricket Board (ECB) director Ashley Giles confirmed that the board won’t allow its players to take part in this upcoming phase. The same was resonated by the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Their officials took a similar stand as well, as recently confirmed by BCB President Nazmul Hassan.

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However, on the contrary, Cricket Australia is yet to confirm their stand on this matter. To add to that, players associated with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are doubtful as well. Their fixtures are likely to collide with that of the IPL too. BCCI is in talks with the West Indies Cricket Board and has asked them to prepone the tournament.

Even if the cricket boards do pull out, the IPL will still take place. Despite that, the tournament will be without some of the biggest names on the circuit. This could hamper the progress of the teams in many ways. The entire points table could be turned on its head.

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However, an official response or schedule by the BCCI is yet to come. The fans will be hoping that things can sorted out and the tournament goes ahead rather smoothly. It is the biggest domestic tournament there is at present and the cricketing fans, especially the Indian ones, love their cricket.
The organizing body will be in constant talks with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that makes a lot of money from the tournament as well. Let’s wait and watch which players eventually do back out and which ones step in to take their place. Only time will tell!!

Here is the full list of stars who are likely to miss the second-half of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) tournament-

Chennai Super Kings:

Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Behrendorff, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner
Delhi Capitals
Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Marcus Stoinis
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Royal Challengers Bangalore
Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa
Mumbai Indians
Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kieron Pollard
Rajasthan Royals
Liam Livingstone, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Andrew Tye, Mustafizur Rahman
Punjab Kings
Dawid Malan, Moises Henriques, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan
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Kolkata Knight Riders
Shakib Al-Hasan, Eoin Morgan, Ben Cutting, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Holder, David Warner