IPL 2021: Days earlier than the beginning of the 14th version of the Indian Premier League, two groundstaff members and one plumber have examined constructive for Covid-19 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sources throughout the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Tuesday confirmed the event. It has additionally come to the fore that with a purpose to conduct the IPL safely on the Wankhede, the groundstaff members wouldn’t be travelling and they are going to be staying within the stadium itself.
“Two more groundstaff members and one plumber returned with positive Covid-19 results on Monday. Earlier, 10 groundstaff members had tested positive for Covid at the Wankhede,” the MCA supply instructed ANI on Tuesday.
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“There is a club house inside the Wankhede Stadium, all the groundstaff will stay there till the Mumbai leg is over in order to conduct the IPL smoothly,” the supply added.
Last week, a number of members of the Wankhede groundstaff returned with constructive Covid-19 stories and this resulted in some franchises sweating over this actual fact.
Speaking to ANI, an official of one of many franchises — at the moment based mostly in Mumbai — stated that it does change the scenario and requires stricter protocols.
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“You do get a little concerned when you hear such things days before the start of the tournament. We have all been following protocols to the core, but obviously, when such a news come in, it makes us a little wary. We are looking at keeping things as tight as possible. Have to be on our guard,” the official had stated.
RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel and KKR’s Nitish Rana are the three gamers to have examined constructive for Covid-19. However, Rana has now recovered and he has additionally began coaching together with the KKR squad.
On Sunday, the Maharashtra authorities introduced a weekend lockdown from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am to curb the unfold of Covid-19, however BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had confirmed that the IPL would go forward as per the schedule and there can be no modifications.
“Everything will go on as per schedule,” Ganguly had instructed ANI.
Wankhede Stadium is ready to host 10 IPL video games this season from April 10-25. The first match on the Mumbai stadium is slated to be performed on April 10 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
Four franchises — Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, and Rajasthan Royals have arrange their base in Mumbai as of now.