Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan is excited about fans returning to stadiums for the second leg of the India Premier League with Covid-19 restrictions being eased in the UAE.
The second leg of the lucrative tournament resumes on Sunday. It was announced on Wednesday that fans in limited numbers will be allowed to watch the matches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
“Incredibly excited to have fans back at the IPL this year,” Morgan was quoted as saying by the KKR website on the sidelines of a training session. “It’s been too long to hear that roar of the KKR fans at Eden Gardens. Unfortunately, it’s not at home but I cannot wait to hear it here in the UAE.”
Head coach Brendon McCullum too welcomed the move and believed that support from fans will spur the team on as they seek a play-offs berth.
“We were talking about it whether the fans would be back. Now that we know they’re going to be, it’s fantastic. Hopefully all of the stadiums will be jam-packed with KKR fans. We can certainly use their support.”
The Knight Riders’ first game in the second leg is against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Monday. They are currently seventh on the table with four points from seven matches.