The new season of the IPL starts on March 26.© Twitter
The 10-team Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off on March 26 in Mumbai and ends on May 29, admitting about 40 percent of the audience at the start of the tournament. “The IPL will begin on Saturday, March 26,” IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI after Thursday’s board meeting. With two new teams Lucknow Supergiants and Gujarat Titans added to the roster, there will be 74 matches played, with 70 of them at Wankhede Stadium and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, along with Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil site and Gahunje Stadium in Pune.
A whopping 20 matches each will be held at Wankhede and DY Patil, while 15 each will be hosted at Brabourne and Gahunje Stadium.
“Spectators will be admitted according to the guidelines set by the government of Maharashtra and it will be 40 percent to start with. If the COVID situation stays under control and the cases decrease, it could be packed on the business side,” it said. a source.
The playoffs have not yet been decided, but the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is likely to host the final.
It is known that 55 matches will be played in Mumbai while 15 will be played in Pune.
“Each team will play the same number of matches in each of the stadiums. Mumbai Indians will play four matches at Wankhede Stadium. We have a whopping 12 double headers and it was decided that on Saturday (March 26) we will have a double header on Sunday” , added an IPL source.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah had previously said that the plan is to hold IPL in India and BCCI was also sincerely willing to organize it in the country. The second option was South Africa this time, but it was a distant option.
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