The second phase of Indian Premier League 2021 season is set to resume in UAE and there is already a lot of buzz and excitement around the fans. Although the tournament did take place at the same three venues (Adu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah) last year as well, there is still a huge difference. The COVID-19 situation has improved across the globe and fans have started to enter the stadiums in various major events like US Open, Dutch GP, Premier League, etc.
It's been a rather different case in cricket as things have gone slightly slow as compared to other sports. However, things are finally coming back on track with crowd enjoying the recently-held Test series between India and England in the UK. Following in the footsteps, Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) had also assured that they were trying their best to ensure that the tournament won't be played behind closed doors like the way it was played in 2020.
The fans were eagerly waiting for the official announcement on the same and the good news finally came on Wednesday. "The VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resumes with the five-time champions and current title holders Mumbai Indians taking on three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 19. This match will be a momentous occasion as IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to Covid-19 situation," read an official statement.
Where can you buy IPL 2021 tickets?
It was also revealed that the tickets for UAE leg of IPL 2021 can be bought on the following websites:
Official website: www.iplt20.com
Other website: www.PlatinumList.net.
When will the tickets be available?
The tickets will be available for sale on the above mentioned websites from September 16 (Thursday) 12:30 PM IST onwards. Fans can buy the tickets for remainder of the tournament as the venues are already confirmed for the final 31 matches of the season.
How can you buy the tickets?
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Where are the matches being held?
The second of phase of IPL 2021 will be held at the following venues:
1. Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Stadium Capacity: 20,000
2. Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Stadium Capacity: 25,000
3. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Stadium Capacity: 27,000
While it was earlier reported that stadiums will operate under 60% capacity, nothing has been officially confirmed by the respective authorities. However, it is expected that only fully-vaccinated people will be allowed entry at the stadiums.