The remaining matches of IPL 2021, which is scheduled to be held in UAE, is likely to witness 50 per cent crowds in stadiums, according to a report published in Cricbuzz. The UAE government policy allows the crowd to watch the game inside the stadium on the condition that they have all have been vaccinated.
It has been understood that having 50 per cent attendance inside the stadium won’t prove to a cause of concern this time around unless the local Govt. formulates an event-based specific rule.
“The vaccinated fans can be allowed up to 50 per cent of the [stadium] capacity,” a UAE board official said.
Having realized the urgency of the matters, the office bearers of the BCCI have left for UAE to conduct all the arrangement for the remainder of IPL 2021. Board secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal, vice-president Rajeev Shukla and joint secretary Jayesh George are understood to have landed in Dubai on Monday (May 31).
UAE has currently put travel restriction to all the flights come from India. Under such circumstances, the BCCI had to take special permission from the UAE government to arrive. The office-bearers are reported to have flown by a charter flight.
The last year’s IPL was also held in UAE across three cities. Keeping that in mind, perhaps, it won’t be too difficult for the ECB officials to conduct the remainder of IPL 2021 successfully. However, conducting the T20 World Cup could become a cause of concern if ICC decides to stage the tournament in UAE.