8 Groundsmen At The Wankhede Tested Positive For COVID-19 Just A Week Before The IPL Begins

8 Groundsmen At The Wankhede Tested Positive For COVID-19 Just A Week Before The IPL Begins

In what’s a critical jolt to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and IPL 2021 is that 8 of the 19 groundsmen on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai have returned a optimistic take a look at for the coronavirus on Friday.

The IPL 2021 commences on ninth April with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai – no crew will play at its dwelling floor this season – whereas the Wankhede will host the second recreation of the season on April tenth between 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings and final season’s runner-ups, Delhi Capitals.

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The Wankhede Stadium will host 10 matches this season from April tenth to twenty fifth. Apart from CSK and DC, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Royal Challengers Bangalore may also play in Mumbai. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the playoffs, together with the ultimate on May thirtieth.

There shall be no menace to IPL matches on the Wankhede: MCA official

Amidst the groundstaff testing optimistic, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is now planning to maintain the employees on the floor itself until the matches are over as most of them journey by native transport from their dwelling to the bottom. The MCA has additionally assured that the IPL video games shall be performed easily, and they’re wanting into the matter with utmost seriousness.

IPL Wankhede Stadium (Twitter)
IPL Wankhede Stadium (Twitter)

“We will make arrangement for the ground staff at the stadium itself with immediate effect. We have many rooms at the ground where they can be housed. There will be no threat to IPL matches at the Wankhede. We will be ready by the time the tournament starts,” an MCA official was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

It is reported that the MCA was additionally in talks with Wankhede curator, Ramesh Mhamunkar, about including extra employees to get the bottom prepared. MCA has the bottom employees at their facility at BKC and Kandivali at their disposal and could be referred to as over to assist anytime to arrange the bottom for the IPL 2021.

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