Spectators to be back in the stands in reduced capacity in IPL 2021 2nd leg
As the days draw nearer to the resumption of IPL 2021 on September 19 with the game between the 2 heavyweights Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings , the good news is that crowds are allowed at the stadium at reduced capacity in the 2nd leg .
It may be recalled that the IPL 2021 started in India under empty stadiums from April onwards and it was finally postponed after the first few days of May due to the covid outbreak within the tournament while the second wave of covid was on the rampage .
However now with reduced capacity ,the crowd is expected to be back on the ground . It is not yet known what percentage of the full capacity the crowd will be allowed . Still is is brilliant news and the tickets are expected to be available online from 16 September onwards .
The main reason for allowing crowds at UAE is due to the fact that majority of the UAE population has been completely vaccinated. However what protocols are to be followed for the overseas spectators it remains to be seen. Spectators to be back in the stands in reduced capacity in IPL 2021 2nd leg.
This is great news for the players as an event of IPL ‘s standing needs to have crowds on the ground to add to its excitement .
The IPL official media release is as under :
The VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resumes with the five-time champions and current title holders Mumbai Indians taking on three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 19,”
“This match will be a momentous occasion as IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to Covid-19 situation.“Matches will be played at Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with limited seating available keeping in mind the Covid protocols and UAE government regulations.”