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IPL 2021 to proceed with limitations in Mumbai, affirms Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik

New Delhi: IPL 2021 to proceed with limitations in Mumbai, In spite of the stunning ascent in the quantity of COVID-19 cases in the state with asked the public authority to implement an end of the week lockdown, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik on Monday affirmed that the Indian Premier League matches planned to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will go on according to the timetable.

Maharashtra government on Sunday declared that the state would enter a period of lockdown from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 pm to check the spread of the infection.

“The consent has been given for the matches with limitations, the group would not be permitted to enter the arenas. Whoever is taking an interest in the IPL, would need to remain at one spot in disconnection. There can be no congestion, we have made this understood and on this premise, we have given the consent,” Malik told ANI.

“There are numerous individuals requesting for inoculation, BCCI has additionally mentioned that the players be immunized. We additionally realize that there are numerous individuals in Maharashtra who are in danger of being presented with the infection. We additionally need as far as possible to be decreased so we can inoculate, yet except if the Central Government gives the consent, we can’t do as such,” he added.

Prior on Sunday night, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly too had spoken on similar lines affirming that IPL 2021 will go on according to the timetable notwithstanding the consistent ascent in COVID cases.

“All that will go on according to plan,” Ganguly told ANI.

The Wankhede Stadium will have 10 IPL games this season between April 10 and 25, the first being between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.

In the meantime, four IPL establishments – Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, and Rajasthan Royals – have set their instructional course in Mumbai during this period to get ready for the fourteenth season.

BCCI is additionally thinking about immunizing all the IPL players, as conceded by the board VP Rajeev Shukla.

“To adapt to this Covid rise, I think the lone arrangement is to get inoculated. BCCI is additionally thinking on those lines that players ought to be inoculated. No one knows when Covid will end and you can’t give a cutoff time that at this point outline, it won’t be there so players can play without any problem. In this way, I figure currently should thoroughly consider that. Immunization ought to be accomplished for the players additionally,” Shukla told ANI.


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