IPL 2022: Aaditya Thackeray visits Wankhede Stadium to review preparations
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday visited the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday to review the preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
IPL 2022 will include 70 league stage games spread across Mumbai and Pune. Three stadiums in Mumbai will host 55 games, with 15 games taking place in the MCA Stadium in Pune. Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar, Maharashtra’s Sports Minister, thanked the BCCI for deciding to hold all league stage games in the state.
“First of all, I would thank BCCI and IPL for deciding to hold all the matches of this season of IPL in Mumbai and Pune. There are restrictions and bio-bubble but we hope that as the things are getting normal more and more people can be allowed to come to the stadium and see the match and cheer their favorite teams and players,” said Kedar.
Maharashtra is delighted and proud to host @IPL in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Pune. I visited the Wankhede Stadium today, as we are keen to ensure a smooth and safe tournament.
We look forward to welcoming teams to महाराष्ट्र! pic.twitter.com/gsPig1ETUj
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) February 26, 2022
“We all have to understand one thing that COVID restrictions imposed not to harass anyone but to safeguard everyone from any harm from the virus. Soon I will discuss things with IPL management and visit all 4 venues to assess the preparedness to hold these matches,” he added.
The IPL Governing Council announced on Friday that the league stage games. For the 15th edition of the competition will contested over four sites in Mumbai and Pune.
The IPL 2022 season will begin on March 26 and end on May 29. Moreover, with the final taking place on May 29.
In Mumbai and Pune, a total of 70 league matches will contested over four international standard venues. The location of the playoff games will determined later.
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will hold 20 matches, while Brabourne Stadium will host 15 matches (CCI). Twenty matches will held at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium, while 15 will held at Pune’s MCA International Stadium.