The second part of the Indian Premier League 2021, scheduled to start from September 19 within the United Arab Emirates, might witness the return of the crowds.

Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) basic secretary Mubashir Usmani was quoted as saying by Gulf News that the board will communicate to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the UAE authorities relating to permitting crowds again to the stands.

According to Usmani, the ECB will work intently with the BCCI and the UAE authorities to achieve consent for the processes that have to be adopted to ensure that supporters to return to the stadium. The ECB may also tackle the subject with the ICC to evaluation their spectator wants within the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“As hosts, ECB will work closely with the authorities to seek approval on what protocols need to be followed — this includes fan attendance, we will then discuss it with the BCCI as well as the ICC to assess their spectator requirements. We want our ex-pat and Emirati sports-loving fans in the UAE to be able to watch the action from the stands,” he was quoted as saying.

Reports additionally steered that the UAE authorities has given the inexperienced mild to permit 60 per cent capability of the group within the stadium for the remaining matches. The second part of IPL 2021 will resume with the conflict between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on September 19.

In whole, 31 matches, together with qualifiers, shall be performed over the course of 27 days.

Despite a number of calls, BCCI officers had been unavailable to touch upon the problem.


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