The opening ceremony of IPL 2021 in UAE will not be held due to Covid-19 Pandemic. This year the league will be held behind closed doors at three venues including Dubai and Sharjah. The opening match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium at 7:30 pm IST.
No Opening Ceremony of IPL 2021 Season 14
It will likewise be the first occasion when that team promoters would not be there at the scenes during an IPL coordinate. However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has guaranteed that IPL 13 will be a colossal income worker for telecasters as all the fans would check out their TV sets to watch the matches.
“They (broadcasters) are actually expecting the highest rating of IPL this season because they believe if (people) don’t turn up in the ground, they will be actually watching on their television sets,” said Ganguly who also called it a ‘positive’ thing.
Ganguly said crowds could even return to the stands later in the 53-day tournament, which ends on November 10.
“Because of the COVID and infection, you don’t want people to be too close to each other, but very soon you will see there will be 30 percent people in the ground with social distancing,” the former captain said.