The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, which was postponed on May 4 due to a breach in bio-bubble, is likely to resume in the third week of September in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a senior BCCI official said.

"The discussions went really well and with ECB already giving us the oral nod to host the event ahead of the BCCI SGM, it was about closing the deal over the last week. The first game after the season resumes will be held on September 19 while we will have the final on October 15," a BCCI official said.

"The BCCI was always keen on a 25-day window to finish the remaining matches," ANI quoted the official as saying.  

"The Indian team and the English players who will be available will fly in the same charter flight from Manchester to Dubai. Similarly, the West Indies players will also fly in after completing the Caribbean Premier League engagements. There will be three-day quarantine for players arriving from UK and the Caribbean," another official had earlier said.

Apart from this, India's white-ball series against South Africa has been cancelled and the two Tests scheduled to be played at home in November against New Zealand could also be shifted.