IPL 2021: HCA president Mohammad Azharuddin says Hyderabad able to host video games if Mumbai dropped as venue

IPL 2021: HCA president Mohammad Azharuddin says Hyderabad able to host video games if Mumbai dropped as venue

New Delhi: Former India skipper and Hyderabad Cricket Affiliation (HCA) president Mohammed Azharuddin on Sunday supplied the state physique’s amenities to BCCI to host the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in case the video games are shifted out of COVID-hit Mumbai.

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

The transfer got here after 10 groundsmen of the Wankhede Stadium and some occasion managers had examined optimistic for the lethal virus,

“In these troublesome occasions there’s all of the extra causes for us to face by one another. Hyderabad Cricket Affiliation want to provide its amenities to @BCCI to make sure that IPL2021 is carried out in protected and safe venues,” Azharuddin wrote on his Twitter deal with.

Mumbai reported 9,108 new instances of coronavirus on Saturday and if issues spiral uncontrolled there might be a mini lockdown.

Nonetheless, a senior BCCI office-bearer on Saturday exuded confidence of internet hosting the video games in Mumbai even when the state of affairs worsens.

“Look, even when there’s a lockdown, the groups are in bio-bubble and likewise it is a closed-door occasion. So we’re nonetheless assured that IPL video games in Mumbai will probably be held as per schedule with Delhi Capitals taking part in Chennai Tremendous Kings on 10 April on the second day of the event,” he had stated.

“However Hyderabad and Indore are there on stand by in case the state of affairs goes out of hand.”

As of now, not one of the groups presently in Mumbai — Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings — have entry to the Wankhede Stadium.

The primary match on the Wankhede is scheduled to be held on 10 April, with final yr’s finalists Delhi Capitals taking up three-time champions Chennai Tremendous Kings.


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