Following an exciting commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, good news comes along the way for the fans of the competition. From the fixture between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 6, at least 50 per cent of spectators will be allowed to attend live games at the stadiums in Mumbai and Pune.
According to a release by the official ticketing partners of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), BookMyShow stated, “the board has announced an increase in stadium occupancy to 50%, which was earlier capped at 25% thereby extending the opportunity for many more fans across India and beyond to experience the IPL action live in the stadia.”
Ahead of the ongoing season, the Maharashtra government had allowed 25 per cent crowds at all four venues – DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai and Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Gahunje in Pune.
After a drastic decrease in the number of cases in the state, the Maharashtra government announced to lift all COVID curbs from April 2 throughout the state.
The ongoing season has been going well and has been providing immense entertainment and thrill through numerous close encounters.
On the field, MI will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the DY Patil Stadium at 3:30 PM IST while Delhi Capitals (DC) will lock horns with Gujarat Titans (GT) at the MCA Stadium in Pune at 7:30 PM IST today i.e Saturday, April 2.