The 2018 season of the Indian Premier League in Maharashtra is expected to see more than 25% capacity attendance at the stadiums. Although the state government has granted permission for only one-fourth of the stadium’s capacity, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is confident that as the league progresses, more fans will be allowed.

“That is our interpretation. The stadiums will be packed with more people in the future than they were during the first few games “On Monday, a BCCI office-bearer told on (March 21). “With the number of Covid cases decreasing by the day, we’re hoping for a larger crowd in the stands.”

According to preliminary estimates, the Wankhede will hold 9,800-10,000 people, while the nearby Brabourne Stadium, which holds roughly 28,000 people, will hold up to 7-8,000, and the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul, which is bigger, would hold 11-12,000 people. The Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune will initially seat 12,000 people.

The BCCI is understandably ecstatic as fans flock back to the venues. It has expressed satisfaction with the attendance at recent international games against the West Indies and Sri Lanka in Kolkata, Dharamsala, Mohali, and Bengaluru.

“Team India has just completed an incredible home run with a clean sweep, first against the West Indies and now against Sri Lanka. The pink-ball Test in Bengaluru drew a sell-out crowd, with Mr. Rohit Sharma’s side outperforming the opposition in all three departments “In a letter to the state units, the BCCI secretary said.