IPL playoffs to be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad with full capacity crowds
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The BCCI has confirmed that the IPL playoffs will be played in front of sold-out crowds in Kolkata and Ahmedabad. On May 24, Qualifier 1 will take place in Eden Gardens, followed by the Eliminator the next day.
The Narendra Modi Stadium will hold Qualifier 2 on May 27 after a day off. On May 29, the final will be held at the same location.
The IPL will be played in front of full capacity crowds for the first time in two years, as the previous two seasons were either played in front of empty venues or had limited capacity due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The IPL had initially authorized 25% spectators during the league portion of the 2022 season, which is being played primarily at four locations in Maharashtra.
After the general Covid-19 situation in India remained rather constant, this was increased to 50%. The Wankhede Stadium and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, and the MCA Stadium in Pune have all been utilized so far.
"As far as the men's IPL knockout stage matches are concerned, it would be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad, with 100% attendance allowed for the matches to be played after the league stage finishes on May 22," Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, said.