Odiha News: The second wave of coronavirus infection in the country has raised questions about the organization of the Indian Premier League. The BCCI is worried about how the IPL will be held, especially as Mumbai has witnessed a record number of cases.
Indian Premier League matches will be played in six pre-determined cities despite the rise in the corona epidemic. No changes have been made to the previous program, according to BCCI sources.
The six cities which were decided to host IPL are Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, and Kolkata. The stadium will be open without spectators in view of the corona and to adhere to guidelines. Viewers can watch the game on television only live.
In March last year, Due to Covid government had to lock down the entire country. And because of this, the IPL that takes place in April and May could not payed. Later BCCI got the IPL done in UAE in the month of October-November, and that too with the vacant stadium.
First four matches of Indian Premier League
On the 9th of this month (Friday), the first match of Indian Premier League will be played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
A second match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capital on 10 April Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Similarly, on Sunday 11 April, the third match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Similarly, on April 12, the fourth match will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings XI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
This time no team is playing their match on their home ground. Similarly, the colorful opening ceremonies that happen before the start of IPL every year are also not happening this year.
Many foreign players have reached India to play Indian Premier League, and they have also started practicing with their team. This year’s IPL is also very important because last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, which could not be held due to Covid-19, will be in India in October this year.
This year South African all-rounder Chris Morris has become the highest-paid player in the IPL history with 16.25 crores. You can watch the live telecast of IPL matches on Star sports network and Disney Hotstar.