Spectators to return for IPL matches in UAE

Mahendra Singh Dhoni. — Twitter/File
 Mahendra Singh Dhoni. — Twitter/File

DUBAI: The Indian Premier League could have cricket followers again on the venues when the Twenty20 extravaganza resumes within the United Arab Emirates, organisers mentioned Wednesday.

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will conflict with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Sunday, 4 months after the world’s richest T20 league was halted halfway by the coronavirus pandemic in India.

“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,” mentioned an IPL assertion.

The tickets for the rest of the event, which can conclude with the ultimate on October 15, will likely be accessible from Thursday.

The IPL was shifted out final yr to the UAE the place it was held behind closed doorways and followers stayed away within the first leg of this version held in India.

Broadcasters used digital background noise of followers cheering and stadium roars for the TV viewers as matches have been performed in empty stadiums within the UAE and India.

The remaining matches of the continued 14th version will likely be performed in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah with gamers of all eight franchises in strict bio bubbles.

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