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The four venues selected to host IPL 2022 - Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium and Mumbais DY Patil Stadium and Punes MCA Stadium - will prepare five pitches to facilitate a series of matches that are scheduled over a period of two years. month. When the second leg of IPL 2021 resumed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), bad pitches during the game were a major concern.
When the tournament in 2021 neared its end in the UAE, everyone got used to seeing low scores and a predictable end to the game. To avoid this, five pitches will be prepared and made available in advance so that they can be rotated if needed during the competition.
Unlike the 2021 edition of the franchise game and the T20I World Cup, Memon provided clarity on the matter and ruled out the possibility of a dew factor, which would benefit the side batting second.
Secondly, the soil on UAE wickets is imported from Pakistan, which means the bounce is not very good, neither does the ball turn much,” he said.
The UAE hosted 70 matches over a period of two months at three venues, which were Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.
“If you look at the wickets in the current Australia-Pakistan series, they are as flat as they are in the UAE. However, the wickets of Mumbai and Pune will offer exciting cricket. All grounds are in good condition. We staged 10 IPL matches last year without any hiccups. We will stage it successfully this time too,” concluded Nadeem.