Vivo IPL 2021: With just three days remaining for the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League, Wankhede Stadium has recorded three more covid positive cases. Now, two ground staff and one plumber of the stadium have been infected with the virus.
“Three at the stadium have tested positive, two are groundsmen,” a Mumbai Cricket Association source told PTI.
Earlier, 10 groundstaff and six event managers of the Wankhede Stadium had tested covid positive however most of them have recovered now. However, there is no information about the players who were infected with the virus.
This will be a huge setback for MCA and BCCI. The Board has decided to stick with the original schedule where Wankhede Stadium will host 10 IPL games of its share.
With the covid cases rising in the city, BCCI has to take some extra precautions so as to conduct the elite tournament safely.
The Maharashtra Government on Monday said that the IPL franchise may travel and practice during the night curfew timings in Mumbai. The government official said that teams are in bio-bubble and are in a safe environment hence they can travel when the city will be under curfew from 08 PM to 07 AM.
In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra has recorded over 47,000 covid positive cases of which Mumbai alone accounts for 9,000 cases.