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London: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen said that the Indian cricket board (BCCI) should host the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in England in September.
The matches should be held immediately after the India-England series in September as the - players of the world's top two T20 Internationals teams-England and Indi- will be available at that time, said Pietersen
"I have seen people talking about the UAE as a possible destination to finish the IPL in September but I actually think that the IPL should move to the UK," said Pietersen in his blog on betway.com.
"There is a window in September after the England v 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," added the South African-born English player who was commentating at the IPL.
"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," he further added.
"I have played internationals against India - one in particular in a World T20 against India at Lord's - when it has felt like an away game because of how well Indian cricket is supported in the UK."
The BCCI is mulling over a window and venues to complete the IPL tournament which still has 31 matches left. The tournament was postponed indefinitely last week, after just 29 matches, as Covid-19 cases emerged in the bio-bubble.