Abu Dhabi: Due to Corona virus (Covid-19), the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is being held in the UAE except India and due to Corona, the competition will be in the empty stadium. In such a situation, the audience was in the mind that the IPL would be somewhat faded, but the audience would be shocked when in the live match they would have heard the noise rising on the field and heard the shouting voices of the audience.
There was no lack of any kind of dazzle in comparison to the IPL. In fact, franchise teams maintained a great atmosphere by applying the noise of the recorded audience noise.
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium has a capacity of 20,000 spectators, which was completely empty. Apart from the 22 players on the field, officers, staff, security and some other people were present there and in this environment, the IPL’s big match started.
In the VIP box, top BCCI officials were seated, in addition to Chairman Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jai Shah, other officials of the Cricket Board were also present. All the officers kept in mind the social distance and sat only after making sufficient distance from each other.
The charismatic captain of Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, jokingly said during the toss that he can keep ‘a slip’, given the guidelines of social distance.
Let me tell you that a few months ago, Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore said that preparations are being made to create such noise in this closed-door tournament. Virtual LED walls will be installed in stadium stands and this noise will be generated through high-resolution speakers. But no official statement has come on this yet.