The much anticipated cricketing league every year in the country, the Indian Premier League, will begin on March 26. Mumbai and Pune will be hosting the entire league. According to the information provided by the Board for Control of Cricket in India, 55 matches will be played in Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, and DY Patil Stadium will be the hosting stadiums in Mumbai, while Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will be hosting remaining 15 matches. BCCI’s governing council meeting on Thursday came to the conclusion arrange the tournament in just one state. The decision was taken after understanding the breach of the bio bubble due to the frequent travel of players to different venues in different states. Last year, the same problem disturbed the continuation of the IPL, forcing the BCCI to announce the second leg of the league in UAE.
“We didn’t want to have a situation like last season where we had to call off IPL mid-way after there was a bubble breach in IPL teams. It’s better to have the tournament being played in one state where teams can travel by bus,” said a BCCI official to The Indian Express. The teams will be practicing at Thane’s Daddoji Kondev Stadium and MCA Kandivali ground.