Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Maharashtra likely to permit 25 percent capacity crowd in IPL 2022

Maharashtra likely to permit 25 percent capacity crowd in IPL 2022

On Sunday, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association in Dharamsala accommodated over 10,000 people, and the BCCI is hoping to continue with this trend. Although the immediate game a Test against Sri Lanka from 3rd March in Mohali, the 100th Test of Virat Kohli will not see crowds at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, the second Test in Bangalore Test will have spectators at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. The (KSCA) Karnataka State Cricket Association has confirmed that 50 percent of crowds of about 15,000 will be allowed for the 13-17 March Test against Sri Lanka.

The (MCA)Mumbai Cricket Association and (MHCA)Maharashtra Cricket Association, which will be hosting the (IPL) Indian Premier League 2022 in Mumbai and Pune, will also be filling in crowds on the grounds. Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra Minister, met MCA officials on Sunday, promised all help for the IPL, and agreed to allow 25 percent of people on the ground. The Maharashtra government is also encouraged by the latest Covid numbers, only two death reports in Mumbai in the last 24 hrs and less than a thousand new cases, the lowest since 2020. Mumbai will host 55 games, while Pune ground will have 15 matches.

About 24 months ago, an ODI against (SA) South Africa had to be postponed, because of rain, with the Covid 19 looking large on the three-match ODI series. In that order, the next two games, which were to be played in Lucknow and Kolkata, were called off because the touring team refused to play because of the fast-spreading Coronavirus situation in the country. But with the latest development, things are looking bright going ahead.

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The BCCI treasurer said.

"It was in Dharamsala, the Covid threat to Indian cricket started in 2020. It halted the game there. Subsequently, the matches in Lucknow and Kolkata also got called off due to the Coronavirus threat. We are glad that cricket with crowds got revived from Dharamsala itself. It was great to see the enjoyment of the crowds for both the games. I hope there is no stopping Indian cricket from here,"

Since that 12th March 2020 washout in Dharamsala, Indian cricket moved rather gingerly, twice moving the Indian Premier League (IPL) whole or a part of it - to UAE and also shifting the Twenty20 World Cup to the Desert Kingdom. It hosted a few series (versus England, New Zealand, West Indies, and now Sri Lanka) but with a lot of caution and restraint.

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