BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Confirms Mumbai Will Host IPL 2021 Matches

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Confirms Mumbai Will Host IPL 2021 Matches

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has made a affirmation that Mumbai will host the IPL matches within the 2021 version regardless of the spike in COVID-19 instances within the metropolis. Recently, the ten groundsmen of the Wankhede Stadium and some occasion managers had examined constructive for the novel virus.

Ganguly is adamant about internet hosting the matches in Mumbai even when the Maharashtra authorities decides to place a lockdown.

“Lockdown in a way will be better since not many people will be around. So it will be restricted to few people who will undergo regular tests inside the bio-bubble,” Sourav advised The Telegraph on Saturday.

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The BCCI president claims there have been few such incidents throughout IPL 2020 in UAE however the bio-secure bubble is secure and nothing occurs when a participant or workers member enters it.

“The IPL matches will be held in Mumbai,” Sourav stated. “Once you are in a bubble nothing happens. Even in the UAE last season, there were a few such incidents in the lead-up to the event but once the tournament started everything was fine,” he stated.

The former India captain additional stated that the BCCI has received the permissions and assurances from the state authorities to host matches in Mumbai in case of lockdown within the state.

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“Lockdown won’t be a problem since we have got the necessary permission and assurances from the state government to conduct matches there. Mumbai will be hosting only ten matches between April 10 to 25 and there will be nothing to worry inside the bio-bubble. We are in a well-secured set-up and the players and support staff will be safe,” the BCCI president insisted.

The BCCI has already determined to maintain Indore and Hyderabad as stand-by venues for the upcoming IPL starting on April 9 following an enormous surge in COVID-19 instances in Mumbai, which is scheduled to host 10 video games.

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