Mumbai Cricket Association Denies Reports of Arrests or Evictions for Booing Hardik Pandya at Wankhede Stadium

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has issued a statement denying reports that fans will be arrested or evicted from the Wankhede Stadium for booing Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya during IPL 2024 matches. The association clarified that it will follow the rules and regulations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for managing the fans, Mumbai Cricket Association prioritizes transparency in cricket match crowd management.

Reports had emerged claiming that the MCA had hired additional security to prevent fans from booing Pandya, who has faced criticism for leaving the Gujarat Titans and replacing Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians captain. Pandya has been targeted by fans during matches, including the game against Sunrisers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

Former India player Manoj Tiwary believes that Pandya will face hostility from Rohit Sharma‘s supporters at the Wankhede Stadium. Tiwary suggested that Pandya, as the new captain, may be subjected to heckling from fans unhappy with his leadership.

The MCA’s statement emphasized that no instructions have been given to security against people who support Rohit or boo Pandya. The association stated that it is focused on following the BCCI’s guidelines on crowd behavior policy.

Mumbai Indians will play their first home game of the IPL 2024 season against Rajasthan Royals on April 1. It remains to be seen how the fans at Wankhede Stadium will react to Pandya’s captaincy in the upcoming matches.

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The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has issued a statement denying reports that fans will be arrested or evicted from the Wankhede Stadium for booing Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya during IPL 2024 matches. The association clarified that it will follow the rules and regulations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for managing the fans, Mumbai Cricket Association prioritizes transparency in cricket match crowd management.

Reports had emerged claiming that the MCA had hired additional security to prevent fans from booing Pandya, who has faced criticism for leaving the Gujarat Titans and replacing Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians captain. Pandya has been targeted by fans during matches, including the game against Sunrisers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

Former India player Manoj Tiwary believes that Pandya will face hostility from Rohit Sharma's supporters at the Wankhede Stadium. Tiwary suggested that Pandya, as the new captain, may be subjected to heckling from fans unhappy with his leadership.

The MCA's statement emphasized that no instructions have been given to security against people who support Rohit or boo Pandya. The association stated that it is focused on following the BCCI's guidelines on crowd behavior policy.

Mumbai Indians will play their first home game of the IPL 2024 season against Rajasthan Royals on April 1. It remains to be seen how the fans at Wankhede Stadium will react to Pandya's captaincy in the upcoming matches.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, andInstagram