IPL 2021: BCCI confirms crowd will be allowed in venues

BCCI has confirmed that crowds will be allowed in limited numbers for the second leg of IPL 2021 starting from 19th September.

Koushik Biswas
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The second leg on IPL 2021 is set to start from 19th September. The preparations are going in full force as BCCI and UAE government working hard to make it another successful IPL. However, the allowance of crowds in the stadium was a question for both the fans and BCCI. Earlier UAE government had stated that 60% of vaccinated crowds will be allowed into the stadium for the second leg of IPL 2021.

Since 2019, BCCI was forced to host the Indian Premier League without the crowd due to covid situations. This will be the first time when in two years crowds will be allowed into the stadiums.

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Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium with the crowd. Image- Sport360

"This match will be a momentous occasion as IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to the Covid-19 situation," BCCI statement read today. However, they have confirmed that there will be limitations in seats due to covid guidelines.

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The tickets for the second leg will be sold on IPL's official website and elsewhere from September 16. Just like last year, Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi will hosts the remainder of the matches. Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai Super Kings on the 19th to kick off the second leg.

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Earlier this year, the 14th season of IPL had started in India. However, as players kept on getting affected by Covid, BCCI was forced to pause the Indian Premier League mid-term. After finding a period to resume the competition just before the T20 World Cup, BCCI is confident enough to finish the second leg on a high note.

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