India vs England ODI & IPL: THe newly imposed covid-19 restrictions in Maharashtra by the state government between 8 pm to 7 am will not impact any of the IPL games or final ODI which will be played under the floodlights in Pune.
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India and England for the last time in this tour will come in the ground to play the final ODI on Sunday. The series decider of the three games ODI series will begin shortly 1:30 PM onwards.
According to the new rules imposd by Maharashtra government, the gathering of five or more people is strictly prohibited. The rules will restrict the players from practicing and play the games. Also BCCI was unsure weather four IPL teams staying in Mumbai will be allowed to train and play.
However, according to The Indian Express, the cricketers are exempted from these rules. The top government official told that the matches are held behind the closed door and players are keepin in secure bio-bubble. So the event will go smooth as per the schedule.
“There is no gathering anywhere (for the games). The matches will be allowed without the audience and without any contact with anybody (those outside the bio-bubble),” Aseem Gupta, secretary of the Relief and Rehabilitation, said.
The IPL games will begin 7:30 PM onwards, half an hour post the restricted time and BCCI was concerned about the playing scenarios.
According to the top officials of BCCI, they were likely to shift the four stationed teams to other states for the games due to restrictions.
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