Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and the regulations by the Bangladesh government, BCB has settled on the decision to not permit fans inside the stadiums to watch the upcoming BPL on January 21, 2022.

Ismail Haider Mallick, who is the secretary of the governing council for the BPL, has stated that, “During the next BPL, no supporters will be permitted inside the stadium. This is the government’s instruction, and we are adhering to it. Due to the COVID scenario, we are unable to employ the DRS in BPL. They (technicians) can no longer fly. Their two teams are now split between two nations, and they will be unable to travel to Bangladesh in this circumstance. There is nothing to debate about DRS with the teams.  We did not get a DRS and will notify them. Without DRS, the competition may lose part of its attraction, but there is nothing that can be done. We wanted the BPL to be at its maximum capacity. We had official approval as well, but everything changed because of Omicron.”

Covid-19 has forced many countries to make the necessary changes to curb the spread of infection due to sporting events. But this barely affects people as they can still enjoy their favourite games from the comfort of their homes. This can’t be said about the government and the organisers, who miss out on the revenue earned from the sale of tickets.

Source – www.cricbuzz.com