IPL 2022: Maharashtra Sports Minister Sunil Kedar hopes crowds will be allowed in stadiums

Maharashtra Sports Minister Sunil Kedar hopes spectators will be allowed to attend the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) games due to be held in Maharashtra from March 26.

Maharashtra sports minister hopes crowds in stadiums will be allowed for IPL (Courtesy of BCCI)

Maharashtra sports minister hopes crowds in stadiums will be allowed for IPL (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The league matches of the IPL 2022 will be played in Maharashtra
  • 20 games each will be played in Wankhede and DY Patil
  • 15 games each will be played at Brabourne and MCA Stadium

Maharashtra Sports Minister Sunil Kedar hopes the Covid-19 situation will ease enough to allow spectators to attend the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches due to take place in Maharashtra from March 26.

The league matches of the upcoming edition of the IPL 2022 will be played at four venues – Wankhede Stadium, Cricket Club of India (Brabourne Stadium) in Mumbai, DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Gahunje near Pune.

“By the way, I hope that the COVID-19 cases will decrease day by day, we have a free (atmosphere). We hope that when IPL games take place, the atmosphere at that time will be such that all people are allowed to visit the stadiums,” Kedar told reporters.

“It will give players a boost and it will be a good opportunity for people to come together. People have been in homes for a year and a half to two years, we can hope for that.”

20 games each will be played at Wankhede and DY Patil, while 15 each will be played at Brabourne and MCA Stadium. Earlier in the day, Kedar’s fellow minister and Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray visited Wankhede Stadium to review preparations.

“We are lucky that all (league) games are played in Maharashtra, Pune and Mumbai. As the state’s Secretary of Sports, I am grateful to the BCCI. In terms of bubbles and restrictions, and also how many people are allowed to watch the games there, all those things, we will work that out according to international rules,” Kedar added.

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