Vivo IPL 2021: 14 Members of the Star Sports Broadcasting team Bubble tested covid positive.
Vivo IPL 2021: The Indian elite T20 competition looks in complete danger as 14 more members associated with the IPL have been tested covid positive, four days before the tournament opener.
As per the report of Outlook, 14 members of Four Seasons Hotel have tested covid positive, the same hotel in which Star Sports Live Broadcasting feed Crew is staying.
All those 14 members who have been infected with the virus were part of the bubble which consists of professionals who will be live broadcasting the IPL 2021 games.
The Star Sports Chief Sanjog Gupta was reluctant to provide any information on the matter.
“Please check with the BCCI…we don’t manage the Four Seasons bubble,” STAR Sports CEO Sanjog Gupta told Outlook when asked if there was any cause for concern.
Earlier, it was reported that 3 Cricketers have come in contact with the virus and have been sent into isolation. Apart from these, 10 groundstaff and six event managers of Wankhede Stadium also tested covid positive.
Despite Mumbai being the epicentre of the covid cases, BCCI is still of the view of conducting the IPL games in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals will lock horns on 10th April which will be the first game in Wankhede this IPL.
As per the reports of various news outlets, BCCI has kept Lucknow as the backup option for Mumbai, if they plan to shift the venues out of Mumbai. However, Hyderabad and Indore are also on the list of backup venues.
Yesterday, HCA chief Mohammad Azharuddin offered BCCI to consider Hyderabad as the option. The stadiums in Hyderabad are capable to host the IPL games in case of emergency.