It’s Shocking! 2 more ground staff & one plumber have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sources within the MCA on Tuesday confirmed the news. Further, it also stated that in order to conduct the IPL safely the ground staff members will not be travelling anywhere & will be staying in the stadium.
MCA states that Wankhede Groundstaff will stay inside the Clubhouse during the matches!
“Two more ground staff members & one plumber tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Earlier 10 ground staff members had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Wankhede Stadium”, the MCA source told media on Tuesday.
“There is a clubhouse inside the Wankhede Stadium & Wankhede’s Ground staff will stay there till the Mumbai leg is over in order to conduct the IPL smoothly”, the source added. Last week, several members of the Wankhede Ground staff tested Positive for COVID-19. This has resulted in franchises worrying about the smooth commencement of the IPL 2021”.
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Speaking to the media, one of the franchise officials who is based in Mumbai 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 strictly but when such news comes in, we get a little worried. We all have to be on our guard”.
Earlier KKR’s Nitish Rana. Delhi Capitals Axar Patel & RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal tested positive for COVID-19. However Rana has now recovered & has started training session with KKR team.
On Sunday, Maharashtra has announced a weekend lockdown in order to curb the rising COVID-19 cases. But BCCI’s President, Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the IPL will go ahead with no changes in schedule. Even Maharashtra’s Cabinet Minister, Nawab Malik has given a green signal to conduct IPL matches in Mumbai. Mumbai is slated to host 10 matches. The first match in Mumbai will be played on April 10 between CSK & Delhi Capitals.