IPL 2021 and India England Series Likely to be Played With Spectators

IPL 2020 was organized in the UAE and the entire tournament was played without spectators due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Fans were able to enjoy the tournament virtually on their mobile phones and TV sets but were not allowed to watch it live in front of their eyes in the stadium.

But here is the good news!

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has issued a guideline according to which matches can be watched in the stadium with 50% spectators.

This means that the upcoming India England series and IPL 2021 can be seen live directly from the stadium but with half the capacity of the stadium.

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If BCCI allows the spectators to enjoy the match from the stadium, it will make the tournament more exciting and people will enjoy the matches more with the roaring crowd on the ground.

According to Insidesports, BCCI will have to follow the following guidelines while allowing spectators to watch the match from the ground.

1) The spectators at the sporting event would be in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs vide its letter No. 40-3/2020-DM-I (A); dated 25th November 2020 [Para 9 clause (v}) or as amended from time to time.
2) For outdoor events, spectators will be allowed up to a maximum of 50% of the total capacity of the stadium
3) CCTV monitoring should be planned for events to detect over-crowding at entry & exit gates and seating arena.
IPL 2021 is likely to start in March-April this year which is its usual timing. IPL 2020 was played in the month of September-October due to the Coronavirus outbreak without any spectators and it was won by defending champions Mumbai Indians.

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