Dubai: Cricket fans in the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates will return when the Twenty20 Stroganza resumes, organizers said on Wednesday.
Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Sunday, four months after the world’s richest T20 league was stopped in India amid corona virus epidemics.
A statement from the IPL said that the match would be an important occasion as the IPL would welcome the spectators back to the stadiums after a short hiatus due to the situation in Covedia 19.
The rest of the tournament tickets, which will conclude with the final on October 15, will be available from Thursday.
The IPL was shifted to the UAE last year where it was kept behind closed doors and the spectators stayed away in the first phase of this edition held in India.
The broadcasters used the audience’s joy and the roar of the stadium’s virtual background noise for TV viewers as matches were played in empty stadiums in the UAE and India.
The remaining matches of the ongoing 14th edition will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah with players from all eight franchises having tough bio-bubbles.