Sep 15, 2021, 17:42 IST

IPL 2021: Limited spectators allowed as the league resumes

IPL 2021 to resume with limited spectators

To the fans delight, IPL 2021 edition resumes on 19 September with limited spectators. The five-time winning team and defending champion Mumbai Indians will take on three-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the opening match on Sunday.

“This match will be a momentous occasion as IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to Covid-19 situation,” the release said.

Furthermore, "Matches will be played at Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with limited seating available keeping in mind the Covid protocols and UAE government regulations,"

Fans can buy tickets starting September 16 for the remainder of the tournament on the official website Tickets can also be purchased on

The 14th edition of IPL was suspended midway in May due to the rising Covid-19 cases in the bio bubble. 

Twenty-nine matches were played in the first phase before IPL 2021. The league now restarts with teams targeting Playoffs in home stretch and individual players with an eye on T20 World Cup.