IPL 2022 to begin with MIvsKKR on March 26, dedicated traffic lanes for IPL team bus: The Maharashtra government has assured the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of a separate lane of the road for the to and fro travel for the ten IPL teams to dodge the infamous traffic snarls of Mumbai. The government has decided to provide a dedicated traffic lane for the commute of the team bus while they travel to the stadiums for matches or to the practice venues.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) underwent an important meeting with the MCA officials, in which the tourism and environment minister of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray, was also present.
The minister said that the government will provide its full support to the BCCI to successfully host the IPL in India. Moreover, the sitting minister further said that the CM of the state would decide whether fans will be allowed to watch the matches or not.
“Maharashtra government is going to fully support BCCI to organise a successful IPL. The decision regarding allowing crowds will be decided by Chief Minister Hon’ble Uddhav Thackeray,” Narvekar told.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is returning back to its own soil after two years. The BCCI tried to host the IPL 2021 in India, but due to the covid outbreak in several teams’ bio-bubble, the tournament was suspended midway. The second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was later held in the United Arab Emirates.
It has been learnt that the government will allow at least 25 per cent of fans to enter the stadium and see their favourite player in action. However, the confirmed decision will be rolled out in a couple of days’ time.
IPL 2022 to begin with MIvsKKR:
In an important development, five times champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns against the two times champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the tournament opener on March 26. The fixture will be held in Mumbai’s home ground Wankhede Stadium.
Besides Wankhede Stadium, three other prominent grounds of Maharashtra will host the IPL 2022 games. DY Patil Ground along with MCA International Stadium and Brabourne Stadium will organise the entire league stage of the Tata IPL 2022.
Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Ground will schedule 20 matches apiece while the MCA International Stadium and Brabourne Stadium will stage 15 matches each.