BCCI contemplating 4-5 venues for IPL 2021 after Mumbai sees spike in COVID-19 circumstances, says report
The BCCI is taking a look at 4 to 5 venues for conducting the following version of the Indian Premier League with Mumbai as a single host not wanting possible anymore following a surge in COVID-19 circumstances in and across the metropolis.
Earlier, there have been discussions that Mumbai, with 4 stadiums — Wankhede, Brabourne, DY Patil and Reliance Stadium, might be a superb choice to create a single bio-secure bubble and maintain the eight-week lengthy event.
Nevertheless, the COVID-19 scenario in Maharashtra has worsened with a spike in COVID-19 circumstances.
“There’s nonetheless a month left for the IPL to start out however clearly some selections must be taken. Will probably be dangerous to have a single metropolis IPL in Mumbai if there may be regular rise in circumstances that is taking place proper now,” a senior BCCI official advised PTI on situations of anonymity.
“So cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Kolkata might be able to host matches. Ahmedabad, in all probability, will host the play-off and closing match of the IPL,” he stated.
The IPL is scheduled to start out within the second week of April. The event needed to be taken to the UAE final yr due to the pandemic. Maharashtra is seeing a renewed surge in COVID-19 circumstances and recorded over 8,000 of them on Thursday.
Town of Mumbai registered over 1100 circumstances on the identical day.
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