The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has completed preparations for the resumption of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the second phase of IPL to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 next month, spectators can get entry into the stadium. BCCI has no problem with this. Even Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) general secretary Mubashir Usmani had said that the board will discuss with the BCCI and the UAE government on the inclusion of spectators in the stadium.
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has said that the board would love to see the spectators, but only when it does not endanger the safety of the players and the public. Speaking to IANS, Dhumal said, “We are working on this and hope that the UAE government will allow spectators to attend, as the vaccination has taken place here. Let us see what happens. Let us see what happens. The spectators will be allowed to attend. The rest depends on the UAE government.”
At the same time, if reports are to be believed, then the UAE government has given a green signal to include 60 percent of the audience during the remaining matches of IPL 2021. On the other hand, BCCI official Arun Dhumal said that two new teams will be included in IPL 2022. He said, “Everyone now watches IPL. We are sure that it is an excited tournament in UAE as well. This is the last season where IPL will have eight teams. It is possible that from next time it will have 10 teams. We will work on that,” he said. are doing.”
When asked in detail about the new teams, the BCCI treasurer declined to comment. Dhumal expressed happiness over India’s win against England at Lord’s. “It was a great win considering our earlier record. There were some challenges in the first half but the way Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah contributed with bat and ball later was commendable,” Dhumal said.