No flags during IPL 2022 leaves RCB ‘Super Fan’ disappointed | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Followers cheering for his or her groups is an integral, endearing a part of sport, however the authorities dealing with IPL-2022 have chosen to play secure on this space.
Whereas followers have been seen cheering their heroes wildly on the stadiums, spectators on the 4 venues in Mumbai and Pune for matches within the league have been greeted with a easy message on the gates of the stadiums: ‘No cheering materials or flags allowed.’
The scenario has been significantly troublesome for a die-hard Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fan like Chirag Khilare, who has been disallowed to take RCB’s flag contained in the venues.
“It’s disappointing as I’m a ‘Tremendous Fan’ of the crew. It takes six hours for me to prepare for a sport, which incorporates one hour of being painted in RCB colors. I am going to the crew resort, wave the RCB flag after which to the stadium. Earlier than each sport, I waste one hour on the gate because the safety folks inform me that followers aren’t allowed inside resulting from safety seasons,” Khilare instructed TOI on Friday.
“I’m sure to really feel dangerous. With out the flag, there’s no enjoyable in cheering in your crew as a ‘Tremendous Fan’. It feels a bit empty, and also you fail to differentiate your self in a stadium of 25,000 followers. My flag is three metres lengthy, I can’t wave it with out a stick.
“Different ‘Tremendous Followers’ like Ram babu and Sudhir bhai are being allowed to take their flags, however I’m not being allowed to take action, as I don’t have ‘contacts’ on the high . The safety folks say that individuals can hit the gamers with the stick of the fan, however being a ‘Tremendous fan’ I can’t consider doing one thing like that,” Khilare rued.
“A number of of the followers managed to take the flags inside after convincing the safety guys, however for those who go to the gates of the stadiums, you will note numerous fan flags having been dumped there. Sooner or later, the man who paints himself in yellow for the Chennai Tremendous Kings left his flags and posters with me,” stated Sampat, a fan.
“Some unruly spectators can throw the sticks of the flags on the gamers on the floor. Therefore, the BCCI and Mumbai Police have disallowed flags,” a supply concerned in organizing the video games instructed TOI.
Nonetheless, it’s not simply the flags which aren’t being allowed at venues. Even posters, until they’re of a sure dimension, aren’t being allowed.
“They aren’t permitting previous crew jerseys and even caps with previous branding within the stadiums, maybe to stop ambush advertising and marketing,” stated a spectator.

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