BookMyShow, the official ticketing partner of IPL 2022, on Friday announced that the crowd occupancy in stadiums across Mumbai and Pune has been increased to 50 percent.
The announcement by the ticketing partner comes after the state of Maharashtra said it would be lifting all Covid-19 restrictions from April 2.
Currently, the ongoing IPL 2022 is being held in four stadiums across Maharashtra — Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, and Brabourne Stadium and Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. All these stadiums were hosting a 25 percent crowd at present.
“Ticket sales for the next set of matches are live even as the BCCI has announced an increase in stadium occupancy to 50 percent, which was earlier capped at 25 percent thereby extending the opportunity for many more fans across India and beyond to experience the IPL action live in the stadia,” said an official release from the ticketing partner.
The ticketing site also announced that the sales for Phase 2 of the IPL 2022 matches were going live on their official website. Fans will now be able to book their tickets for matches starting with the clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians on April 6 at the MCA Stadium in Pune until the clash between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings on April 20 at the same venue.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said on March 23 that IPL 2022 will welcome the fans back in stadiums starting from the opening match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
“The IPL 2022 resumes with the Chennai Super Kings taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium on March 26. This match will be a momentous occasion as the 15th edition of the IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to the pandemic.”
“Ardent cricket fans are all set to witness nail-biting matches, cheering for their favourite players at the most anticipated cricket tournament of all time. The matches will be played across stadiums in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Pune with an audience occupancy rate of 25 percent as per COVID-19 protocols.”