IPL 2021: Night curfew imposed in Maharashtra, will it impact IPL 2021 matches in Mumbai?
IPL 2021 – Will IPL matches in Mumbai be impacted by the night curfew? The Maharashtra government on Friday said night curfew…
IPL 2021 – Will IPL matches in Mumbai be impacted by the night curfew? The Maharashtra government on Friday said night curfew would be imposed across the state from Sunday i.e March 28th. At the same time Mumbai along with Chennai is ready to host the 1st leg of matches of IPL 14. In Mumbai 1st match is scheduled between Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals on 10th April. InsideSport.co tried reaching out to BCCI on the development who at this stage is completely clueless.
“As of now, we have permission from Maharashtra government for holding the matches. There is no change to our plans currently”, said BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal.
Although the games will be played behind closed doors without fan intervention, a curfew ensures that no movement would be allowed within the stipulated time thus making IPL 2021 games questionable in Mumbai.
The BCCI is yet to make a official statement on the situation.
IPL 2021 – Will IPL matches in Mumbai be impacted by the night curfew?
The Night Curfew order comes on a day when the state recorded 36,902 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike for any state so far. Now, with the night curfew imposed in Maharashtra, will it impact IPL 2021 matches in Wankhede?
- According to the initial information, Malls have been asked to close by 8PM
- IPL Matches start at 7.30 PM and goes on till 11.30 PM.
- IPL Teams sometimes leave stadiums by 12:30 AM
- IPL Staff, Broadcast crews, ground staff take longer to finish their day’s commitmments
Now the question is, if the night-curfew is imposed, how all of these moments will happen? Will Maharashtra Government give some special permisisons for moment of IPL teams, IPL Crews and other people attached IPL matches in Mumbai? How long the night-curfew will stay?
All of these questions puts question mark on IPL 2021 Matches in Mumbai amid NIGHT-CURFEW order.
IPL 2021: How many matches Mumbai is hosting in IPL 2021?
Mumbai will host a total of 10 league matches with the first match being played on April 10 (Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals) and the final game on April 25 (Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore).
IPL 2021, Venue Updates: What are the venues for IPL 2021? – Venue
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai)
Eden Gardens (Kolkata)
Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi)
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)
Narendra Modi stadium (Ahmedabad)
IPL 2021 Venues & Schedule: 10 Top Highlights of the IPL 2021 schedule
- The season will kickstart on 9th April, 2021 in Chennai with a high octane clash between defending champions MI vs RCB i.e Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- All Matches at Neutral Venues, Caravan Format will be applied
- Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage.
- Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each.
- One of the highlights of this edition of the VIVO IPL will be the fact that all matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at their home venue. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage.
- There will be a total of 11 double headers where 6 teams will play three afternoon matches & two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon games are slated for a 3:30 PM IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start.
- The World’s Largest Cricket Stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the Playoffs as well as the final on 30th May, 2021 which promises to be a visual spectacle. The newly-built stadium that hosted India’s second Pink Ball fixture at home with great grandeur will host its first ever IPL.
- The fixtures of the tournament have been mapped in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, thus reducing commute and minimising risk.
- The VIVO IPL this year at home will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament.