Will night curfew in Maharashtra Impact IPL Tournament?

With the surging number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the government was forced to impose a night curfew starting from March 28. Following the night curfew protocol, any public gatherings wouldn’t be entertained or allowed post 8 PM to 7 AM the next day. People who wouldn’t adhere to the curfew will face a certain amount of fine, penalty, or otherwise. 

However, this wasn’t the situation previously, as the state had recorded the lowest number of cases. The organizers of the Indian Premier League had sighed a relief as the tournament was scheduled to take place in April. But, the recent weeks have seen a heavy surge in coronavirus cases, leading it to surpass the mark of even previous points. 

The state government order read, “All public places including gardens and beaches will remain closed during the same period, and violators will be fined Rs 1,000 per person. Not wearing a face mask will attract Rs 500 fine while the same is Rs 1,000 for public spitting.” 

During the curfew, malls and other outlets would be closed, and public movement hasn’t been restricted, but the gathering is! Readers of CasinoFox.in don’t have to worry so much about this as they enjoy cricket betting online at our top sites.

According to a report by InsideSport, a BCCI official said, “Yes, we hear about the night curfew in Maharashtra, but we are yet to see the full order by the Maharashtra Government. At this stage, we are not aware of the full restrictions imposed. Also, we don’t know for how long the night curfew has been imposed.” 

As per the IPL schedules, the tournament would commence by around 7:30 PM and end by 11:30 PM, which falls under the recently imposed curfew purview. Also, the teams and staff return to their respective homes or hotels by max 1 AM (based on previous tournaments). 

There are reports that the initiative to put a curb on the ongoing situations (covid-19) can become more strict if the cases don’t come to a halt. 

Perhaps, a report by InsideSport has been doing rounds on the corner that it wouldn’t be an issue for the IPL players, staff, and reporters. Why? Because the tournament would be played under closed doors, and no outsider or fan would be allowed to enter the premises or at the proximity of the stadiums. Also, they (teams) will be exempted from the current situation and curfew. 

Besides, no confirmation on the same has come forth from BCCI, and hence, we withhold in committing or acknowledging it at this moment. 

Below is the list of all matches that are posed to be held in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium

  • Saturday – April 10: Chennai Super Kings vs. Delhi Capitals
  • Monday – April 12: Rajasthan Royals vs. Punjab Kings
  • Thursday – April 15: Rajasthan Royals vs. Delhi Capitals
  • Friday – April 16: Punjab Kings vs. Chennai Super Kings
  • Sunday – April 18: Delhi Capitals vs. Punjab Kings
  • Monday – April 19: Chennai Super Kings vs. Rajasthan Royals
  • Wednesday – April 21: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Chennai Super Kings
  • Thursday – April 22: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals
  • Saturday – April 24: Rajasthan Royals vs. Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Sunday – April 25: Chennai Super Kings vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

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