Indian Premier League 2021 is going to start from April 9, 2021 and opening match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium. Coronavirus is spreading its wing and it is difficult to predict the way in which coronavirus is going to affect IPL 2021.
Groundstaff of Wankhede Stadium is tested positive for COVID-19. Cases are increasing at high pace in Maharashtra and IPL franchises are little worried. Everybody is keeping fingers crossed for the 14th edition of the league which is scheduled to commence from April 9.
Speaking to ANI, an official of one of the franchises said that it does change the situation and there is need for stricter protocols. Truly, it is a matter of great concern, when such news flashes especially few days before the starting of IPL 2021. It is the time of worry but more than worry, this is the time to protect ourselves.
“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 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,” the official said.
“This could actually serve as a wake-up call before the start of the tournament. Sometimes we tend to get a little comfortable after going inside the bubble. But this will ensure we follow every protocol and there is no messing up,” the official said.
Wankhede is set for ten IPL matches, which are going to start from April 10 and will continue April 25. On April 10, first match will be played between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings at the Mumbai stadium.
Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan and Royals Mumbai Indians have set reached Mumbai.
Maharashtra, at the present is worst-affected state due to coronavirus.29.04 lakh COVID-19 is observed on Saturday, with 47,913 cases in the last 24 hours. More than 24.57 lakh people have recovered, with 24,126 recoveries on Friday.55, 379 cases of death were reported on Saturday, with 18 fatalities in the last 24 hours