IPL 2022: Maharashtra Govt Minister Aaditya Thackeray met with MCA officials on Sunday to discuss the crowd capacity. They agreed to allow a 25% audience at the four different stadiums.
This will include the cricket stadium in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune as well. However, the 25 per cent allowance is decided for the opening game to April 9.
All IPL 2022 matches will take place at four different sites in Mumbai and Pune. The league stage would take place at three sites in Mumbai. These are the Brabourne Stadium, Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium, and Wankhede Stadium.
BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said, “Yes, we have come a full circle. It has set a new template for Indian cricket. There is no looking back. It was in Dharamsala where the Covid threat to Indian cricket started in 2020.”
“It halted the game there. Was great to see the enthusiasm of the crowds for both the games. I hope there is no stopping Indian cricket from here.”
The IPL fans will be hoping to attend their favourite team’s matches this season. However, it will not be very easy since all the matches are set to take place in Mumbai and Pune.
But there is a slight possibility that the allowance regarding the number of spectators could be increased. The COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and India are positively on a declining trend.
And if everything goes right from there on, then the Maharashtra Govt and the BCCI will mull for a 50 per cent spectator allowance. This will also help in generating revenue for the BCCI.