BCCI expecting more spectators in the upcoming IPL venues


The 2018 season of the Indian Premier League in Maharashtra is expected to see more than 25% capacity crowds at the venues. As per report, the state government has granted permission for only one-fourth of the stadium's capacity. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is hopeful that as the league advances, more supporters will be admitted.

A representative from the BCCI told the press that that is their interpretation, the stadiums will be packed with more people in the future than they were during the first few matches. With the number of Covid cases decreasing by the day, they are hoping for a larger crowd in the stands.

According to preliminary estimates, the Wankhede would hold 9,800-10,000 people, while the nearby Brabourne Stadium, which holds roughly 28,000 people, will hold up to 8,000. The DY Patil Stadium in Nerul, which is larger, will hold 11-12,000 spectators. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune will initially seat 12,000 fans.

The BCCI is obviously ecstatic as supporters flock back to the stadiums. It has expressed delight with the attendance at recent international matches against the West Indies and Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Dharamsala, Mohali, and Bengaluru.

The BCCI secretary stated that team India has just completed an incredible home run with a crushing victory, first against the West Indies and now against Sri Lanka. The pink-ball Test in Bengaluru drew a sell-out crowd, with Mr Rohit Sharma's team outperforming the opposition in all three departments.

The states were also thanked by the BCCI secretary for the Ranji Trophy's league phase being completed successfully. The secretary commented that he is glad to announce that the first part of the Ranji Trophy has been completed, with the league stage being played across 20 fields and stadia.

He remarked that it was critical to get their most significant domestic competition back on track. He thanked the states that he appreciated their cooperation in adhering to their health and safety regulations, as well as the patience with which they were able to complete the first leg without incident.

The championship's knockout rounds will be held in Bengaluru from May 30 to June 26, as previously announced.

Furthermore, the BCCI secretary has invited the state unit presidents and secretaries to the Wankhede for the maiden IPL match on March 26.