IPL 2021: Fans likely in UAE stadiums for remaining matches

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UAE can allow up to 50% spectators during the IPL matches.

Fans are likely to be allowed in the stadiums on resumption of the Indian Premier League in United Arab Emirates.

The suspension of the IPL Season 14 may well become a blessing in disguise for thousands of cricket fans. Spectators are set to be allowed by the Emirates Cricket Board. There will be a rider though. Only those fully vaccinated can get the privilege to attend the matches.

An Emirates Cricket Board official has confirmed to Cricbuzz that spectators will be allowed in stadiums. “The vaccinated fans can be allowed up to 50 percent of the (stadium) capacity,” the official has reportedly said.

UAE has reportedly vaccinated over 70% of residents.

The BCCI on Saturday had announced that the suspended IPL 2021 will be resumed in the UAE in the second fortnight of September.

 BCCI OFFICIALS IN DUBAI

The BCCI officials have started reaching in the UAE to plan and oversee preparations for the IPL. Board secretary Jay Shah along with treasurer Arun Dhumal, joint secretary Jayesh George, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, interim CEO Hemang Amin and GM, Game Development, Dhiraj Malhotra will visit the stadiums with the ECB officials to figure out the roadmap.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is expected to join the delegation on Wednesday after attending the International Cricket Council meeting virtually.

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