IPL 2021: Will matches in Mumbai be impacted by the night curfew?-According to a recent development, the Maharashtra government on Friday said night curfew would be imposed across the state from Sunday (March 28).
The 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 Mumbai?
IPL 2021 Schedule: CSK, RCB, SRH, MI, RR, KKR, DC & Punjab Kings Full fixtures list, dates, timings, venues
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). 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 games impossible to be played. The BCCI is yet to make a statement on the situation but is expected to render its decision soon in the light of the recent developments.
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 IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the schedule for VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 to be held in India. After nearly two years, the IPL extravaganza will return home with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata hosting the marquee event.
- 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.