The much-anticipated IPL-15 season is set to begin tomorrow. The first match between Chennai and Kolkata will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. However, it is reported that terrorists have targeted this year’s IPL matches. As per the sources, it seems that some terrorists in disguise carried out recce at the stadiums where the matches were to be played.
In this context, the Government of Maharashtra was alerted by the warnings given by the Quick Response Bomb Squad team. Based on these speculations, strict security was set up at the stadiums. On the other hand, Mumbai police said that there is no intelligence input that there is a terrorist threat to IPL 2022.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Latkar denied the reports in some media outlets. On the way between Hotel Trident and Wankhede Stadiums, it was revealed that adequate security arrangements have been made for about 1.5 km.
Earlier in the day, some media reports said that terror groups had carried out an expedition with plans to storm hotels, stadiums, and the road. Mumbai police, however, have officially clarified the circumstances surrounding the incident. The first match will be between Chennai and Kolkata. CSK management has announced that Dhoni will step down from the captaincy of the Chennai Super Kings. The management said that Dhoni will continue as the wicketkeeper.