The star player of Delhi Capitals, Ajinkya Rahane has shared a lovely picture of himself batting in the nets. Ajinkya Rahane captioned the post as, “A week before the big game. The clock is ticking but the focus remains as intact as ever”.
The ground staff of the Wankhede has tested positive for COVID-19 just before seven days of the match between DC & CSK at Wankhede. With the count of cases rising in Maharashtra, the IPL franchises have started feeling worried. The franchises have kept their fingers crossed as the 14th edition of the IPL is set to start on April 9th.
Speaking to the media, an Official of one of the franchises said, “You do get a little concerned when you hear such news just a few days before the start of the tournament. We all have been following the protocols to the fullest, 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”.
Another franchise official said that it was a wake-up call for everyone heading for the IPL. “This could be a wake-up call before the start of the IPL 2021. Sometimes we get more comfortable after going inside the bio-bubble. But this will ensure that we follow every protocol & there is no messing up”, the Official said.
Wankhede Stadium will host 10 IPL matches this season from April 10-25. The first match at Wankhede Stadium is scheduled to be played on April 10 between Delhi Capitals & CSK. Four franchises such as Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings & Rajasthan Royals have set up their base in Mumbai.
Maharashtra has reported 47,827 new COVID-19 cases & 202 deaths on Friday. Mumbai has recorded the highest ever single-day spike of 8,832 new cases on Friday. It was the second day in a row that Mumbai Indians recorded more than 8,500 cases.