Sharjah cricket ground is one of the grounds where some important matches of the IPL 2021 will be held. There will only be three venues in Dubai reserved for the remainder of the IPL 2021, just like the last season of the IPL. Sheikh Zayed Stadium which is in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Dubai International International Cricket Stadium are the three of the stadiums where the games will be held. The first match in Sharjah Cricket Stadium will be a clash between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is going to host 10 matches in the remainder of the IPL 2021. As the Sharjah Cricket Association knows that there are fewer stadiums reserved in this IPL 2021, they are adding two more practice pitches in the stadium. It means there will be six pitches so that the teams who will have their matches after a day or two, can also practice there with other teams. The officials also building a new practice facility by constructing four turf wickets and four astro-turf wickets.
“The newly re-laid wicket block will now accommodate six pitches in the centre, including four broadcasting and two practice pitches. They are currently building a new practice facility with four turf wickets and four astro-turf wickets to accommodate multiple teams during practice sessions. These will be ready in time for the IPL,” a media release issued here stated on Saturday.
However, BCCI decided to move the matches of the IPL 2021 to Dubai because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even last year, the IPL was played in Dubai due to some reason. Fans are hoping this second half of the IPL 2021 which will begin from September 19 will be more exciting than the first.