Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: In the middle of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is prepared to hold the Qualifier 1 and Remover suits of the cash-rich tournament.
The last organization phase of IPL 2022 will be on May 22 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings. The Playoffs phase will kick start from May 24 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
” We are all eagerly anticipating it. Actually, we are hosting an IPL after a gap of three years because in 2019 we organized it last. As you know that for the last number of years it has been changed to UAE and also this year likewise matches are happening in Mumbai, so now that things have actually enhanced, we are anticipating it,” Cricket Association of Bengal official Avishek Dalmiya informed ANI.
Full capability crowds will certainly be present in the stadium after a pause of 2 years as previous two periods were played inside vacant arenas or had a minimal capability of spectators due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously, Eden Gardens had hosted India’s matches against New Zealand and West Indies in November 2021 and also February 2022, specifically.
” It’s not like Eden is not ready. We have actually hosted global matches in November. We have actually been talking with the authorities. We had meetings with the police authorities. Today, there was a PWD check out. Past that, we also had conferences with the military as well as the sporting activities division. So, the preparations are in full speed and there is a massive demand for tickets,” said an official.
The playoffs will certainly be played in Kolkata and Ahmedabad, with Qualifier 1 set to take place in the Eden Gardens, followed by the Eliminator on the next day.