The multi-million dollar league is just a few days away from kick-off as it is set to begin on September 19th and will be played across the emirates which include the likes of Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. All the necessary actions and protocols have been taken and followed by the BCCI to ensure the safety of all the players and staff members by providing them to stay and play in a bio-secure bubble. This atmosphere will decrease the chances of any coronavirus outbreak.
On the other hand, all the matches will be played behind closed doors with any spectators due to the pandemic situation. This is the first time that there won’t be any energy or electricity in an IPL game as the atmosphere in such tournaments is beyond imagination.
This kind of unusual situation has made every other franchise think for a solution to involve crowd at a far distance so that their job is done without breaching any safety protocols. According to ANI, there could be pre-recorded footage of fans and cheerleaders which will be shown on the big giant screen.
The IPL Opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings
As te schedule was out after delaying it for over a month but there were no changes in the opening match as the defending champions are set to take on the mighty men in yellow to commence the start of IPL in style.
According to an IPL official, there will be no fans allowed to enter the stadium as a result they will produce images and recording of fans and cheerleaders on the big giant screen on every four or six scored by the batsman. This will work in favour of both the players and fans as the players will get the encouragement he seeks and fans will feel connected to their favourite players and teams.
The BCCI has not yet decided or declared how are they going to get this job done. Overall they will look to use their social media platforms and the official IPL app to gather Fans and use their voice. The experiment is however not tested and it is impossible to predict how the players in the stadium would react to fake noises of fans.
However, this has been a situation from the past 2 months and international cricketers have very well adapted the situation. It is now the youngsters and all the professional cricketers top show their maturity and love for the game and be involved in competing without the presence of any real fans in the stadium.
53 days of non-stop cricketing action will be live from September 19th as the Mumbai Indians take on the runner-ups of last year Chennai Super Kings in the grand opening of IPL 2020.