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IPL 2022 Will Be Witnessing 25% Crowd At Venues Till April 15
By CricShots - Mar 2, 2022 6:29 pm
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Post a key meeting regarding the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the BCCI and the Maharashtra government have decided to allow 25% crowd capacity for the first phase of the season from March 26 to April 15. On Wednesday, Aaditya Thackeray, who is the minister for tourism and environment in Maharashtra, held a meeting with BCCI’s acting CEO Hemang Amin and key officials of Mumbai Cricket Association regarding the arrangements for the tournament. 

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Tweeting about the same, Aaditya Thackeray wrote: “To ensure the smooth flow of the @IPL, Minister @mieknathshindeji and I conducted a joint meeting of IPL, @BCCI with officers of Police and Municipal Corporations of Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai. For Pune, the meeting will be held soon, proposed to be chaired by DCM sir to ensure that the tournament is successfully carried out in all our city venues.”

In another tweet, Aaditya Thakeray wrote: “IPL coming to Maharashtra ensures that the games aren’t played overseas. This is a huge boost for the country, as well as Maharashtra in terms of economy, morale and for the passion of cricket fans.”

The BCCI has identified five practice venues in Mumbai for the league stage of IPL 2022 – the MCA ground in BKC, the Brabourne Stadium at the Cricket Club of India, DY Patil Stadium, the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai, and the MCA ground in Thane.
The forthcoming edition of the IPL will start from March 26 with a game between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium, and end on May 22 (Sunday). There will be 12 double-headers in IPL 2022. 

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The teams are likely to start arriving in Mumbai around March 8, and after a three to five-day quarantine period, will start practicing from March 14 or 15th onwards. All the participants in the IPL will undergo a pre-travel RT-PCR test 48 hours before travelling to Mumbai. While in quarantine, the players will be undergoing T-PCR testing three times, first on Day 1, second on Day 3, and the final one on Day 5. 

The IPL 2022 will be witnessing the opening game between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium on March 26. Mumbai will host 55 matches this season, spread across the Wankhede Stadium, the Brabourne Stadium, and the DY Patil stadium.

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Each team will play four matches at the Wankhede Stadium, three at CCI, four at DY Patil Stadium, and three at the MCA ground in Pune. Overall, 20 matches will be played at the Wankhede and DY Patil Stadiums, while 15 each will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the MCA Stadium in Pune.