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Teams of Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings XI and Chennai Super Kings are training in Mumbai.
The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is under threat from Corona. 10 employees, including assistant curator of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, were found to be Corona positive. Along with this, 6 event managers were also found infected. A senior official of the Mumbai Cricket Association confirmed this. In such a situation, Indore and Hyderabad have been asked to be ready as standby. There are 10 matches to be held in Mumbai.
In view of the increasing cases of corona in Mumbai, there is a possibility of mini lockdown there. However, the BCCI still hopes that the IPL matches will be successfully held in Mumbai. On Friday, 47,000 positive cases of corona were found in Maharashtra. According to a Mumbai Cricket Association official, all the infected players of Wankhede have been isolated. 6 teams, including Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, are training in Mumbai.
New staff was called to Wankhede for preparations
The official said that new ground staff has been called from Kandivali. Now they will start preparing for the IPL. When the news agency asked the same question to a BCCI official, they said that the board is also worried about the rising infection of Corona. The BCCI official said that even if a lockdown happens in Mumbai, the teams are in bio-bubble and all the matches are to be held in the closed stadium.
According to the schedule, all the matches will be held in Mumbai
He said that we are confident that the matches will be held in Mumbai as per schedule and the Delhi team will face Chennai in their first match there on 10 April. Even if this does not happen, we still have options. Hyderabad and Indore were said to be ready. If the situation is out of control, the match will be held at both these places.
5 teams are training in Mumbai
Teams of Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings are training in Mumbai. According to sources, 4 of these teams are training at the stadium other than Wankhede. Delhi and Punjab train at Brabourne and Bandra Kurla Complex. At the same time, KKR has been asked to practice at DY Patil Stadium.
A member of CSK’s content team is also positive
Rajasthan Royals team will start training in Mumbai from this evening. But Corona’s shadow has started looming in the Chennai team. A member of the content team of Chennai Super Kings has also been found positive. In this regard, Chennai says that the member did not come in contact with any players or support staff and has been completely isolated.
Akshar Patel and Nitish Rana are also positive
Earlier, the Delhi Capitals suffered a major setback. Team all-rounder Akshar Patel has been found to be Corona positive. The management of the capitals has confirmed the news of the letter corona being infected. Akshar is another player who has been infected by Corona. Before him, Nitish Rana of Kolkata Knight Riders also became positive. Bhaskar was the first to break the news of Nitish getting infected.