Last Update on: March 2nd, 2022 at 05:44 pm
After a meeting between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Maharashtra government regarding the IPL 2022, it has been decided that the 25% crowd will be allowed for the first phase of the tournament, which will be played from March 26 to April 15, as per reports.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction took place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru and the marquee tournament is all set to begin from March 26 to May 29.
“A decision to increase the crowd capacity for the second phase will be taken later, depending on the Covid situation,” a source told TOI.
A meeting was held on Wednesday between Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra guardian minister Eknath Shinde, BCCI’s acting CEO Hemang Amin and key officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association regarding the upcoming season of the marquee Indian Premier League (IPL).
“To ensure the smooth flow of the @IPL, Minister @mieknathshindeji and I conducted a joint meeting of IPL, @BCCI with officers of Police and Municipal Corporations of Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai,” Thackeray tweeted later. In another couple of tweets, he wrote: “For Pune, the meeting will be held soon, proposed to be chaired by DCM sir to ensure that the tournament is successfully carried out in all our city venues.”
“IPL coming to Maharashtra ensures that the games aren’t played overseas. This is a huge boost for the country, as well as Maharashtra in terms of economy, morale and for the passion of cricket fans.”
To ensure the smooth flow of the @IPL, Minister @mieknathshinde ji and I conducted a joint meeting of IPL, @BCCI with officers of Police and Municipal Corporations of Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/p7FhEv2BYM
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) March 2, 2022
IPL 2022 To Kickoff With CSK vs KKR
The Indian Premier League 2022 will begin with a high-profile encounter between the last year’s finalists Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium.
Notably, all the games of the league stage will be played in Maharashtra across 4 different venues including Wankhede Stadium, Dy Patil Stadium, Brabourne Stadium and Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. 20 matches each will be played at the Wankhede Stadium and the Dy Patil Stadium while 15 games each will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
According to the reports, each IPL 2022 team will be based in a separate hotel to make sure that the bio-secure environment is maintained and a green corridor will be built for the teams to ensure a “safe passage and smooth movement”.
“With 70 matches of the IPL 2022 being held in Maharashtra, the state government wants a carnival atmosphere here during the T20 league. Since the matches will be telecast globally, all the municipal corporations of various cities have been asked to beautify their public spots,” informed a source as quoted by TOI.
The participants will have to undergo mandatory quarantine of 3-5 days before being allowed to enter the bio-bubble. Also, the Indian Premier League players and other officials will have to undergo several RT-PCR tests before travelling to Mumbai and during their quarantine period.
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