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BCCI to allow 50% spectators at sites starting April 5

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planned to allow 50% attendance at Indian Premier League (IPL) matches beginning April 5. The stadiums were only 25% full during the tournament’s opening week. However, because the COVID situation is stable, more people can enjoy the activity at the stadiums.

It is worth noting that the IPL 2022 league stage games will be held across four stadiums in Maharashtra — three in Mumbai and one in Pune. Recently, the state has not seen a significant increase in COVID-19 instances. As a result, the state administration has likewise eliminated all COVID-19 restrictions effective April 1.

Following a green light from the Maharashtra government, the BCCI has asked the Mumbai Cricket Association and the Maharashtra Cricket Association to make provisions for a 50% crowd capacity from April 5. Additionally, it was discovered that ticketing partners have been given precise instructions on how to do business.

This means that the Rajasthan Royals’ match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium on April 5 would see an increase in the number of fans. Meanwhile, the upcoming IPL 2022 is significant due to the addition of two new clubs — Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans.

As a result, ten teams will compete in the IPL for the first time since 2011. The teams have been grouped into virtual five-team groups. Each team will face the other teams in its group twice, as well as the team in the same row in the second group. The teams will face off against the remaining teams in their respective groups once.

Meanwhile, the first week of the IPL has been nothing short of action-packed, with some thrilling clashes already taking place on the 22-yard line. The T20 frenzy is also set to grow as the tournament progresses. With increased attendance at venues, players and teams have even more incentive to put on their finest display.