The problems regarding conducting IPL 2021 at Mumbai are increasing day by day for BCCI. 2 more groundstaff and one plumber tested Covid-19 positive at Wankhede today.
An MCA source told ANI on Tuesday, “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.”
“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.”- he added.
The COVID-19 cases are rapidly growing all over the country once again. Maharashtra is at the worst condition among all the other states in India. Maharashtra Government announced new restrictions including a night curfew in the state and a “strict lockdown” over the next weekend from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 pm on Sunday.
The first phase of IPL is scheduled to be played in Mumbai. Recently, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed that the venue will not be changed at any cost.
But today an official said, “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 piece of news comes in, it makes us a little wary. We are looking at keeping things as tight as possible. Have to be on our guard.”
RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel and KKR’s Nitish Rana were tested COVID positive earlier. However, Nitish Rana has fully recovered and he has also started training along with the KKR squad.